Stark State, ShaleNET to offer free welder's helper training in February

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In response to demand from the area's oil and gas industry, Stark State College is partnering with ShaleNET to offer a free welder's helper training session.

Classes are scheduled for Feb. 4-28 at the college's Corporate Services and Continuing Education Division, 265 E. Maple St. in North Canton. Training will include welding fundamentals, spill prevention and reporting, fall protection, natural-gas basics and natural-gas employability skills. Class members also will earn certificates in IADC Rig Pass - SafeLand, basic first aid/CPR, defensive driving, aerial work platform and rough terrain forklift.

Prior to enrolling in the training class, participants must attend a free information session this Thursday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m., at The Employment Source, 822 30th St. NW, Canton.

To find out if you qualify for free tuition, begin the talent match process at www.shalenet.org. There are no income requirements to qualify.

To register for the information session, or for more information, call 330-494-6170, Ext. 4289 or Ext. 4438.

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