Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Veterans in Energy Training Project

The Veterans in Energy Training Project  is a new initiative with a two-fold purpose:

  1. To match veterans' skills, experience and programs of study at CCAC for the consideration of employment opportunities in the energy sector, particularly in the Marcellus Shale industry, and
  2. To provide gap funding of up to 6 credits (tuition & fees) and $200 (books) in a semester.

The project is based on CCAC's Marcellus Shale Energy Training Strategy, which identifies CCAC certificate and degree programs, linking them to sustainable, high-skill, high priority occupations. These programs are considered primary or directly related to the industry. Another set of secondary programs that support the industry are also included.

Lease Agent/Landman

Abstractor/Title Examiner

Environmental Waste Specialist/Environmental Science Technician

Draftsman/Cartographer

General Office Staff

Surveyor

Heavy Operating Engineers

  • Heavy Operating Engineers Apprenticeship certificate
    NOTE: This four-year certificate program has special admissions requirements. It offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers.

Mechanic (engine/vehicle)

Welders

Electrical/Electronic Technician

Equipment/Building Maintenance (non-engine)

Electrician

  • Electrical Construction Technology degree
    NOTE: This five-year program has special admissions requirements. It offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the Western Pennsylvania International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #5).

Veterans enrolled in these programs can begin the process of preparing for and seeking employment in the Marcellus Shale industry by contacting Veterans Student Support Specialist, Dana Jarvis.

Getting Started

Contact Dana Jarvis, Veterans Student Support Specialist to assess and translate military skills and experience into utilizing traditional and social media methods to make an impact in the job market.

Phone: 412.237.2560 OR

djarvis@ccac.edu

Article: Veterans Offer In-Demand Skills

Career Tools

These tools will assist you in heightening your profile with potential employers.

CCAC Veterans Blog

CCAC Job Bank

What's Out There for Veterans

Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

5 Actions for Career Acceleration

Virtual Engagement

In this age of social media, getting the most out of e-networking is an added benefit in the job search.

LinkedIn

Facebook

CCAC Veterans Club

Energy Sector Resources

Power of Pittsburgh - Jobs in Energy

Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry

Gas Technology Institute

CCAC's Veterans Services

For more information on all of the veterans services available to CCAC veterans:

CCAC Veterans Services Center (VSC)

General Benefits for Veterans

Other Military-specific Scholarships