Oklahoma program seeks to foster local energy staffing

12.06.2011


Oklahoma program seeks to foster local energy staffing
Oklahoma program seeks to foster local energy staffing

With a number of oil, natural gas and wind projects in the works, Oklahoma is quickly becoming an important center for energy staffing in the U.S.

The Associated Press reports the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) recently established a training program to take advantage of this opportunity in the energy industry by preparing students for a variety of potential positions within the field.

Specifically, the program aims to train students for technical jobs within the oil and natural gas sector, according to the news source. The program will reportedly strive to help companies fill available positions for which there are often a dearth of qualified candidates.

The OERB program is the latest to boost energy staffing in the Sooner State, as one oil and gas company announced recently that it plans to fill 42 new positions as part of the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.

News On 6 reports the program offers cash incentives to companies looking to move to or expand in the state.