ShaleNET brings together oil and natural gas industry leaders, the public workforce system, and community and technical colleges across state lines to link workers with stackable training and jobs. fivestar*'s hands-on, technology partner role with the ShaleNET coalition fueled the development of an incredibly successful website and case management system. It supports a multi-state, streamlined stackable credential model program that focuses on standardized curricula and mapping clear career pathways for adult students.
A robust tech platform is the underpinning for scalability …
Exceptional success of a US Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training Grant (CBJTG) — which focused on developing technology to support the recruitment, non-credit training and placement for in demand occupations in Pennsylvania — led to additional funding through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program, which scaled the system to include progressive and transferrable educational experience from certificate through two-year and ultimately four-year degrees in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
… and exceptional success rates for a national workforce development initiative.
To date, ShaleNET has informed more than 43,650 site visitors on natural gas and oil career opportunities; served more than 6,400 program participants; and resulted in more than 3,675 employed workers — a resounding success for the project and the US economy.
This innovative workforce development platform:
- Centralizes an online path to industry information and career services — helping workforce counselors establish, manage and serve a pipeline of qualified labor specific to oil and natural gas
- Personalizes access to programs and services of local workforce development and education providers — optimizing opportunities for job candidate success
- Streamlines applicant-counselor-educator interactions — increasing recruitment and retention of a skilled and dedicated workforce in a targeted region
- Enables workers to progress from a short-term certificate to a two- and/or four-year bachelor's degree and beyond in their targeted field — facilitating 'learn and earn' opportunities
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