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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PCEC Classes Available

PCEC Brings Natural Gas Workforce Training Opportunities to the Area
Certified Well Tender Program with CDL (240 + Hours)
This 6 week Certified Well Tender Course covers many topics important to the Natural Gas Industry and is supported by over 35 gas companies in PA who have provided input into the course content and have had success hiring participants who have completed this program in other locations. Key topics covered during this course include: Identifying procedures and processes basic to producing transporting and distributing natural gas, maintaining a safe work environment, properties of fuel gases, controlling and preventing fires fueled by natural gas, duties and responsibilities of well tenders, physical structures and completion procedures common to gas storage wells, storage well operations, proper use of combustible gas indicator, proper use of buried pipe using pipe locating equipment, and routine maintenance and patrolling of facilities. This course also prepares you for your Class A CDL license with both classroom and behind the wheel experience. We have commitments from 6 firms to guarantee everyone who participates in this course with at least one interview. The Certified Well Tender is in demand in such positions as lease hands, pumpers/well tenders, derrick hands, tanker drivers, frac (hydrofracturing) crew members, equipment operators, rig hands, roughnecks, production foremen and roustabouts. The course fee is $7,995 per student (Participants may also be responsible for DOT Physical Exam, Drug Testing, State Permit Fees, License and Testing Fees, Motor Vehicle Record fees, Criminal Background Checks and Materials).

Certified Natural Gas & Oil Facility Technician without CDL
This 3 week course covers the same topics as the Certified Well Tender Course, only without the CDL component. Key topics covered during this course include: Identifying procedures and processes basic to producing transporting and distributing natural gas, maintaining a safe work environment, properties of fuel gases, controlling and preventing fires fueled by natural gas, duties and responsibilities of well tenders, physical structures and completion procedures common to gas storage wells, storage well operations, proper use of combustible gas indicator, proper use of buried pipe using pipe locating equipment, and routine maintenance and patrolling of facilities. The course fee is $5980.00 per student.

CDL Certification Course
The Potter County Education Council will hold a CDL Certification Course at the Port Allegany Office. The CDL A offering is a three (3) week one hundred sixty (160) hour comprehensive training program culminating in the awarding of a Commercial Drivers License by the state of Pennsylvania. Week One is classroom based. Monday, Tuesday and generally a portion of Wednesday is dedicated to the Pennsylvania written exam. The balance of the week is focused on the technical aspect of the career such as, but not limited to; mapping, trip planning, and log books. Week Two consists of range and road training. The range portion will have the student instructed in slow speed maneuvers. (Straight line backing, alley dock parking, parallel parking, coupling and uncoupling and air brakes.) The road training will consist of highway, city and rural roadways and may extend beyond the county limits based on geography and restrictions.
Week Three will duplicate Week Two Monday through Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are used for the Pennsylvania Commercial Drivers License exam and review. All students are required to participate in an exit interview upon the successful completion of the state exam. The cost for this course is $4,995 per student.
For dates and times on the above courses, call 814.545.1333.

ServSafe Food Safety Course Being Offered in Coudersport
The Potter County Education Council will hold a ServSafe course at the Coudersport office. ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed & breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis). The course will be held on Monday, November 15th & 22nd from 9 am – 4:30 p.m. Cost for the course will be $180 for a new certification w/text, $125 for a recertification w/text, and $75 for a recertification w/o text. To register call, 814-274-4877.

Cooking for Crowds Course
The Potter County Education Council will hold a Cooking for Crowds course at the Coudersport office. Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups. The date for this course is Monday, November 15th from 6 – 9 p.m. Cost for the course is $12 per person. To register, call 814-274-4877.

Pennsylvania: Your Money Matters (3-part workshop)
The Potter County Education Council will hold a Pennsylvania: Your Money Matters Course at the Coudersport office. Financially stable households use credit wisely, take measures to protect their financial identity, keep records of financial accounts and other important family papers, save regularly, and monitor spending. Learn key financial lessons to establish or refine current money management practices to meet everyday needs and to build wealth. The dates for this course are Thursday, November 30th, December 7th and 14th from 7 – 9 p.m. The cost for the course is $30 per person. To register, call 814-274-4877

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