Students gain valuable career information

Alisha Speer teaches Sociology, Psychology, History Through Film and Ohio Model United Nations at Cambridge High School. After attending the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education workshop, she helped students learn about careers in the industry. “We had a career day at our school, and I worked with a gentleman from Petta Enterprises to explain the hydraulic fracturing procedure.”

Speer showed a video from Marathon Oil about hydraulic fracturing and provided information about jobs, qualifications and wages. Five groups of students gained background knowledge about the oil and natural gas industry and careers in those fields. Speer said, “Many of the students were interested in the information due to the fact that hydraulic fracturing is very common in southeastern Ohio. Students who were not planning on attending college were interested in jobs right out of high school.”

Speer said she would recommend the workshop as being very informative about the industry, with beneficial resources for teachers.