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Energy Venture Camps

February 8, 2010

LaKesha Mosley
CERT, Encana Oil & Gas and Shell Oil Announce Summer LA Energy Venture Camps at Local Institutions

Shreveport, LA – The Consortium of Education, Research and Technology (CERT) of North Louisiana will hold a press conference with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Higher Education Chairman, Dr. Phillip Rozeman, this Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 10:30a.m., on the main campus of Southern University at Shreveport in the L. C. Barnes Administration Building.  Encana Oil and Gas representatives, Shell Oil officials and School Superintendents from NWLA will be in attendance.

The press conference will announce the partnership of CERT, Encana Oil and Gas, and Shell Oil to coordinate 4 one-week, LA Energy Venture Camps this summer: 2-camps at SUSLA and 2-camps at BPCC. During each camp, students will work in teams, participate in hands-on interactive games and exercises, and perform lab-based experiments around all types of energy, as well as energy efficiency and conservation.  Students will also learn about career opportunities in our region’s growing energy industry.  Award amounts: $110,000 by Encana and $25,000 by Shell. 

Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana, an institution within the Southern University System, seeks to provide a quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates and associate degrees as well as offering courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities.  Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.


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