Cabot Announces New Education Grants

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is proud to announce two new $10,000 educational grants for the 2015-16 academic school year.  The recipients of the Cabot education grants are Schuylkill County Career & Technology Center (STC) and West Side Career & Technology Center (WSCTC).  Each grant is made possible through Pennsylvania’s Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) program.

The funding from Cabot’s education grants will be used primarily to support students who, for financial reasons, may be hindered in pursuing career and technical education. The funding is flexible enough to assist student recipients with the purchase of necessary equipment or protective clothing. It can also be used to help defray some of the cost for participation in Skills USA or other career & technical competitions students may qualify for.

Cabot applauds the work of both STC and WSCTC and we are committed to assisting both students and educators at each school purse careers in the technical fields, especially the energy industry.

Jeff Sweda, Assistant Principal at STC, spoke about the grant:

“We are very appreciative that Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has decided to make a generous contribution to the students of Schuylkill County.  Support by business and industry is essential to allow the Schuylkill Technology Center to provide the kind of realistic training that students require to join the workforce in Schuylkill County and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. It is companies like Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation who truly see the importance of career & technical education and the value these students will be contributing to our society.”

While Cabot’s partnership with STC is new, its relationship with WSCTC is anything but.

“Over the last three years Cabot has increased its involvement with WSCTC has significantly grown” says Richard Rava, Principal of WSCTC. He continued, “ first by joining our advisory board, then by offering, through Junior Achievement, career exploration opportunities with Careers in Energy. And, just last year, Cabot also brought in The Challenge Program to motivate our students to excel in STEM, Academics, and attendance.”

State Representative Aaron Kaufer (120th District), attended the official WSCTC announcement, praised the investment Cabot is making in the greater Northeast Pennsylvania, saying:

“It’s great to have a regional partner like Cabot recognize the importance of career and technical education and invest in it. This kind of relationship with the private sector will grow the quality of the education offered at CTCs and increase the number of employment opportunities for graduates of the CTC program.”

This education grant initiative is part of Cabot’s ongoing commitment to support career and technical education through the greater northeast Pennsylvania region. Through this funding we want to make sure as the community grows and jobs expand, we have helped train the workforce of the future.

In addition to STC and WSCTC, other schools in the greater region will also be receiving similar grants in the coming weeks. The Susquehanna County Career and Technology has already been awarded an education grant from Cabot for the coming school year.

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Bill desRosiers

Raised in Highland Falls, New York, William desRosiers learned about responsible resource development, firsthand, as a part of his family's mining business. William received his B.S. in Management, B.A.in History and MBA from Misericordia University. He currently serves in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. His primary responsibilities include strengthening media relationships, managing company-run fundraising programs, building better community relations and representing Cabot every chance he has.

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