Not unlike the University System of North Dakota, the University System of Pennsylvania has started programs to train and education their students to prepare them for new Shell Cracker jobs. With Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania forming the Tri-State Shale Coalition to maximize the benefits of natural gas resources, the region expects to build as many 4 more crackers. In addition, the region will construct thousand of miles new, upgraded natural gas pipelines and new cleaner burning natural gas power plants.
In the case of providing the necessary training and education, all three University Systems have started to design programs to feed the Shale Revolution with skilled workers who are capable of providing the practical environmentalism and engineering to properly harvest the natural gas, tight oil, and feedstock in the Marcellus and the Utica Shale Basins.
These jobs are well paying in Appalachia at a time the coal industry has lost ,many jobs. Also, the cities, counties, and states will receive large tax inflows to provide the revenue necessary to provide the modern hospitals and health care so important to socio-economic well-being.