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Hundreds interested in free shale job training

WARREN, Ohio - The shale boom will bring a number of jobs to the Valley, but there needs to be enough trained workers to take them.

That's why over 150 people came out to learn more about free training in Trumbull County called ShaleNET.

"We saw the opportunity for the area and we also know that we have wonderful people here that are interested in working, based on the attendance at these sessions," said Tracee Joltes, Assistant Director of Workforce at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Potential workers learned about a three week, full-time training program paid for through a grant through Eastern Gateway. There are eighteen open positions for the June 11th-29th session.

"I lost two good jobs over the last 10 years and really can't find anything in this area," said attendee Daniel Limbeck of Youngstown. He wants to learn more about the free training. "I'm excited about it because I think this is the way that the country's going to go now."

This won't be the last training. The city of Warren is helping pay the costs of drug tests and physicals for its residents. And ShaleNET will likely have more training sessions in the future.

"We want to send a signal to the oil industry and the gas industry that we're in it for the long haul," said Warren Mayor Doug Franklin. "We intend to keep our part of the bargain with this partnership and provide financial assistance after this grant runs out."

Applicants must pass a physical, background check and drug test, plus have a valid driver's license.

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