[School-counselors] FW: Exploring Career Opportunities in the WV Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Barb Ashcraft bashcraft at access.k12.wv.us
Thu Sep 6 15:28:26 EDT 2012

Please share this opportunity with all middle and high school counselors and
teachers in your county.




From: Gene Coulson [mailto:gcoulson at access.k12.wv.us] 
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 3:13 PM
To: 'Lou Maynus'; 'Robin Anglin'; 'Barbara Ashcraft'
Subject: FW: Exploring Career Opportunities in the WV Oil and Natural Gas


Hello my friends,


Can you please send this out to all your teachers and counselors? It will be
a good and informative day for any that can come.



Gene Coulson Ed. D.

Executive Director, 

Office of Career and Technical Innovation

West Virginia Department of Education

1900 Kanawha Blvd. E. 

Charleston, West Virginia, 25305-0330


gcoulson at access.k12.wv.us

(304) 558-2389 - Phone

(304) 558-3946 Fax


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Behalf Of The EdVenture Group
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 10:17 AM
To: gcoulson at access.k12.wv.us
Subject: Exploring Career Opportunities in the WV Oil and Natural Gas


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Exploring Career Opportunities in the 

WV Oil and Natural Gas Industry 

for WV Middle and High School STEM Teachers, WV Middle and High School
Counselors, and all WV Career Technical Education Teachers

September 26, 2012


Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30am.

 WVU Erickson Alumni Center

Morgantown, WV


The EdVenture Group in partnership with the West Virginia Department of
Education, West Virginia University Petroleum Engineering Department and the
WV Oil and Gas industry is hosting a one day seminar for WV Middle and High
School STEM and Career Technical Education Teachers to provide an awareness
of career opportunities for WV students related to the oil and natural gas
industry. The seminar will focus on career guidance and education
requirements as they apply to a wide array of available job categories
across the state. Participating teachers will receive resources that can be
applied in their classrooms including current job opportunities and the
necessary education requirements for each. Career guidance is a priority
across the WV education system and this program provides an opportunity to
bring updated information to teachers so they can better prepare students
with an awareness of STEM- related career paths for consideration. 


The seminar will be delivered in a format that is engaging, interactive,
informative, and unique and will provide networking outreach opportunities
with WVU students, experts from the industry, engineering faculty, and
educators. The partners in this project understand the importance of
meaningful and engaging information sharing and will provide a focused day
with many opportunities for learning. 


The seminar will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in
Morgantown, WV on September 26, 2012 with a light breakfast and registration
beginning at 8:30. The morning session will include an overview of the
industry and the current and future job projections followed by a thorough
description of the specific skills needed for each of the job categories.
Participants will then have the opportunity to interact with speakers and
WVU faculty to discuss specifics of the skills and how the job skills apply
to the content standards covered in WV classrooms. The purpose of this
activity is to allow teachers the opportunity to design a plan for how they
can best share the information learned with their students. A lunch session
will be held with a discussion on transforming learning and change in our


The afternoon session will begin with a panel of young WV professionals and
WVU students sharing middle and high school experiences in STEM courses,
their personal education experiences, and paths taken to careers in this
field. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the students
and ask specific questions that can assist in encouraging and engaging
current middle and high school students to consider opportunities in STEM.
The final activity for the day will include working with students, experts,
and fellow teachers to design a strategy for applying and sharing the day's
content in the classroom. The seminar will close with a sharing of ideas
among participants and a look at future opportunities for teachers and
students at 4:00 p.m. 


The day includes breakfast, lunch, and many resources and materials. The
seminar is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.  Space is



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