SUNY Orange Continuing Education to Offer Training Program Starting in September

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange, in partnership with Precision Pipeline Solutions and Northeast Gas Association, is offering a Gas Operator Technician Training program, set to begin in September, that could lead to a career in the natural gas industry.

This innovative training program will be conducted in part, at Precision Pipeline’s newly renovated facility that offers state-of-the-art technology for students, who will be trained by instructors from Northeast Gas Association, Precision Pipeline Solutions and SUNY Orange. The program--partially funded by a Job Innovation Accelerator (JIAC) grant and a Trade Adjustment and Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant--is also being supported by Orange County’s Workforce Investment Board and Veteran’s Services Agency.

The four-week program will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a total of 120 hours of instruction. Times for the hands-on training elements of the coursework may vary. The program’s anticipated start date is Sept. 8.

Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Those who successfully complete program will receive a program certificate and industry credential from Northeast Gas Association, and will receive job search assistance with local pipeline installation employers.

For more information on participant requirements, contact Patricia Kelly, SUNY Orange JIAC grant coordinator, at (845) 341-9021, or Christine Trieste, SUNY Orange TAACCCT grant coordinator, at (845) 341-9718. Information is also available at

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Mike Albright
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