GE Energy declared that it is investing $10 million in the development of a new Oil & Gas Training Facility to support and advance training and development for its customers and employees.
Training at the facility will focus on customer, technical and leadership skills aimed to meet the changing needs and growing global demand for drilling technologies.
Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2012, the 50,000-square-foot facility will be GE’s premier oil and gas training facility in the U.S. The company also is creating approximately 100 new technical jobs in Houston to support the growth of GE’s Drilling Systems business, which is headquartered at the same location.
Located at GE’s Drilling Systems Technology Center, the new facility will continue to drive competitiveness in the region and reinforces Houston’s claim to the title of “energy capital of the world.”