Local School Provides Technology Courses to Prepare Students for Oil and Gas Industry

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The Ohio Valley Energy Technology Academy is providing students with training so they can start a career in the oil and gas industry as soon as they graduate high school.

With only the first week of school under their belt, the academy is off to a great start with 58 students and counting.

Each day, students learn English, science and math online plus their oil and gas curriculum and heavy equipment operation.

We are going to take that out of the equation we are going to train workers even starting in high school. We have many qualified workers in the Ohio Valley now and we are going to add to those numbers. That’s what we are going to do with OVETA,” said Buckeye Local School District’s Superintendent Mark Miller.

Now that the academy is really expanding and has reached capacity, Superintendent Mark Miller said they are looking for more space elsewhere and will hire two more teachers to accommodate the demand.

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