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SCRANTON, Pa. – Sept. 3, 2021 – Lackawanna College announced multi-year agreements with natural gas industry leaders for the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) located in the new satellite center in Tunkhannock, Pa. Major Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream companies including Southwestern Energy, Williams, UGI Utilities, TC Energy and DT Midstream sponsored learning labs and equipment that will be used for hands-on instruction.

“Ongoing support from industry partners is vital to providing comprehensive training for our students,” said Susan Gumble, PNG program director. “Within our state-of-the-art learning labs, our students will learn with engines, compressors, and equipment found in the field. Our students will graduate from Lackawanna College with the knowledge and skills to effortlessly transition from the classroom to the workforce.”

As part of the sponsorship, Southwestern Energy and Williams will have naming rights to two separate teaching labs. Funds from the partnership will be used to support the School of PNG degree and certificate programs.

Lackawanna College offers associate degree programs in petroleum and natural gas business administration and technology along with certificate programs in natural gas technician and compressor/engine mechanic. For more information on Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and Natural Gas programs, visit Lackawanna.edu.

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