SOUTHPOINTE (KDKA) — This may look like Texas but it’s really Washington County and a whole new class of workers are fast becoming roughnecks and roustabouts on drill sites.
The Western Career and Technology Center in Canonsburg is one of half dozen schools now offering training for work on a drill site….
Lucas Meston, says he’s finding a career. “The capability of making some serious money is right there you just have to be willing to go after it,” he says….
Director Joe Ianetti says 95 percent of his graduates are getting work and making an immediate $70,000 to $80,000 a year. “That’s good money. It’s hard work, but it’s good money,” he said….
When former marine Justin Nicolai returned home from Iraq, he thought he’d would have to leave the state for work until Range Resources offered him a job as water supervisor. “It’s really been a nice weight off my shoulders being able to provide for my family and I really enjoy what I’m doing here,” Nicolai said.