• 12-21-2010 -- Free CCAC information sessions highlight training for Marcellus Shale roustabout careers 

    Press Release

    PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host free information sessions in January on the college's upcoming Natural Gas Roustabout Training program. The roustabout training program will be provided free of charge to qualified participants.

    The free information sessions will be held at the following CCAC locations:

    • January 24 at CCAC-Allegheny Campus (North Shore), Student Service Center Auditorium, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • January 25 at CCAC-Boyce Campus (Monroeville), Room N568, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • January 26 at CCAC-North Campus (McCandless), Room 3024, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • January 27 at CCAC-South Campus (West Mifflin), Room G404, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • January 28 at CCAC-Washington County Center (Washington Crown Centre), Room 103, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Additional sessions are planned for February and March. For more information, maps and directions, visit www.ccac.edu, search keywords "Marcellus Shale," or call 412.369.3703.

    Roustabouts prepare sites for natural gas well drilling, set up and dismantle rigs for movement to other locations and perform all forms of general labor. Those interested in the training should be comfortable working with hand tools, machines and heavy equipment. Roustabouts perform hard manual labor out-of-doors in all seasons, work long hours and travel to work in different Pennsylvania and West Virginia counties. Temporary relocation may also be required.

    According to a December 2010 report by Pennsylvania Workforce Development, average annual wages for roustabouts are approximately $28,000.


    About CCAC
    The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.