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.

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