Shale Program Set for Women Interested in the Energy Field

Posted: April 5, 2015

This two-day event seeks to empower women (and men) interested in learning more about entry to the energy field and includes practical information on industry terminology and practices, networking, and opportunities for development with industry HR professionals. (more...)
courtesy ShaleNET

courtesy ShaleNET

The Young Professional Women in Energy (YPWE) will be holding a Launch Academy April 30 and May 1st, 2015 at the CONSOL Gas Training Academy in Canonsburg PA. This event will focus on the Fundamentals of Shale, presented by Jim Ladlee, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and ShaleTEC, and Dan Brockett, Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team. 

The first full day session will explore occupational summaries, vocabulary, and an interactive and necessary working knowledge of the industry. Topics discussed will include shale economics, geology, drilling practices, well construction, reservoir stimulation and well completion, production and workforce.  The course will be followed by a YPWE Happy Hour at Jackson’s Restaurant, where attendees have the chance to network with members and industry professionals.  Day two will feature breakout sessions with CONSOL Energy’s HR team to help new candidates prepare their resume and interview skills.

The event, hosted by CONSOL Energy, is offered to help provide a 2-day intensive course with the focus of providing women a foundation to break into the energy industry.  The program is open to everyone regardless of gender.  Seating is limited, and registration may be done online at  There is a fee for the event.  Additional information may be found at or by calling Meagan Roppo at 412-215-2945.