Johnstown meeting to explore educational path to mining careers

The Mining Industry Advisory Board at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is holding a special meeting for area educators and individuals interested in careers in the mining industry beginning at 8:30 a.m. on March 10, at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss employment opportunities available in the coal mining industry, many of which can be achieved in as little as two years through the acquisition of an accredited associate degree from Penn State Fayette in mining technology. Representatives from Penn State University, the coal industry, equipment manufacturers, regulatory agencies and prior graduates will be on hand to answer questions.

Many major mining companies, regulatory agencies and mining equipment suppliers in western Pennsylvania support the Mining Technology program at Penn State Fayette, which has successfully graduated approximately 30 students and currently has more than 70 enrolled from the western Pennsylvania area. Local mine operators, such as Amfire and PBS Coals, are interested in bringing the mining technology degree program to the Johnstown area.

For more information about this informational meeting, call 724-430-4211.

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Last Updated March 08, 2010