Marcellus Shale Industry

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What is Marcellus Shale?

Marcellus Shale is a unit of marine sedimentary rock found in eastern North America containing untapped natural gas reserves.

What does this mean for the state of Pennsylvania?

Marcellus Shale

Due to the amount of Marcellus Shale located in the state of Pennsylvania, jobs and pay both continue to increase throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

According to the US Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington County saw a 4.3% increase in employment, and Butler County saw a 4.2% increase in employment between March 2010 and March 2011.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Butler County saw a 9.3% increase in weekly wages between March 2010 and March 2011.

How can Rosedale Tech prepare me for a career in the Marcellus Shale industry?

Marcellus Shale

Rosedale has been training technicians for over 60 years in the areas of diagnostics and heavy equipment repair. Currently the major struggle in the Marcellus Shale industry is that they cannot find enough qualified technicians to fill the jobs available. Rosedale provides technicians with training that essentially fits right into the Marcellus Shale industry.

Whether you are looking to obtain employment as an Industrial Mechanic or an Electrician, job training starts on day one at Rosedale. The classrooms and labs simulate a working environment so the students have a hands-on working knowledge of their career field. This is crucial to obtaining employment in the Marcellus Shale industry.

Marcellus Shale

In the Diesel Technology program students are trained on everything from light to heavy duty equipment repair and diagnostics to transmissions. They also have the opportunity to earn their Class A CDL, which is a must have for many of the jobs available in the Marcellus Shale industry.

In the Electrical Technology program students will be trained thoroughly in residential and commercial electricity as well as a heavy focus in Programmable Logistic Controllers (PLC’s) and Motor Control Repair.

To learn more about obtaining a degree from Rosedale Tech please contact our Admissions Department at 412-521-6200.


I have been around a lot of technical education environments over the years. Rosedale is unique in that they can offer the whole package—passionate staff, first-class facilities, and a top-notch education. They strive to continually improve in all areas which reflects in the quality of students they are putting out into the field. I would highly suggest if you are considering a technical education, to contact them, visit the school, and you will see first hand.

Robert Rose

Rosedale Technical College offers the best education and training in the trades and automotive in Pennsylvania. Students learn from accomplished instructors, and employers know they are getting the top graduates in their fields. I know many proud parents of Rosedale Tech graduates. They really are producing the workforce that keeps our economy running.

Nick Bonesso

I loved my experience at Rosedale and wouldn’t change anything. If you are looking to become a master tradesman or woman, then Rosedale is the school for you… Thank you Rosedale for the wonderful experience!

Rosedale Tech Student

I’ve learned 2 trades here… automotive [technology] and welding. Both trades have had wonderful teachers, the staff is very friendly, and very well managed all around. I’m very grateful to have gone here, and they are very supportive of us veterans. I would most definitely recommend Rosedale as it was recommended to me.

Russ Baroni

Rosedale didn’t really… They didn’t do the numbers thing. Which is what I always… heard about tech schools, tech colleges. If you had issues at home, issues with babysitters, attendance… they’d move the world to accommodate what you needed. And give you every tool that you needed to be able to graduate and actually apply yourself in the real world. So they took me from a cook who was a part-time dishwasher, and I worked myself in the automotive field all the way up.


Just the Rosedale name changed my life. Because anytime I tell anybody that I graduated from Rosedale… every time… their whole perception changes… I never would have worked for Comcast if it weren’t for the Rosedale name… I truly know that… Rosedale’s given me life. Rosedale has given me the ability to succeed in life. And I thank them for that.


The employees here do everything they can to make sure you are ready to go out in the field… They will help you find a job. They will help you with your resume… I think the interview class here… it’s very valuable. They teach you how to sit down in a professional manner and talk to someone and highlight your skills… If you take that class and you do really well… you are going to have a great-paying job. And you’re going to have a bright future.

Justin Piot

College or military, that’s what everyone was doing. That’s what we were told to do all through… school. When I came… to Rosedale, it was a different type of schooling. Because they are actually interested in what you’re learning… You’re not just being forced different subjects upon you. And once a week we are able to get hands-on… do projects out in the facility. Which really gave you a leg up when you went into interviews and they asked you ‘Now do you have any experience?

Shawn Fossett

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