Midland College’s Petroleum Professional Development Center Gets Grant For Continuing Education

Unemployment is a fear for many, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, and it’s not an unwarranted fear. For some though, this might be a good idea to upgrade their current skills, to ensure that as the industry changes, they can keep up with the demand of a high-growth career.

And for energy workers in Midland, there may be an opportunity to continue their education and upgrade their skills, to ensure further career development for energy workers.

Erin Van Evera-Welch, PPDC director spoke on this grant being awarded: “During this time of industry need, the Midland College PPDC continues to strive to assist oil and gas professionals to achieve their training and learning needs in order to be successful industry associates.

Van Evera-Welch continued:

“We are delighted that the Dawson Geophysical Scholarship Fund, a component fund of the Permian Basin Area Foundation, is a proactive partner with the PPDC to work with the PPDC to seek out and fill the need of continuing education for our Permian Basin industry professionals.

The center currently offers several different courses in things like business, finance, engineering, land, geoscience, wellsite & drilling operations, and energy industry-specific software.

According to the PPDC, the mission of the center is to: “The mission of the PPDC is to provide quality continuing education designed to keep oil and gas industry professionals current in their areas of expertise through dynamic interaction between the community, the college, and the industry. The PPDC will provide high quality, timely, and pertinent educational opportunities to meet the professional development needs of those working in the regional energy industry.

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