API In the News

  • Appalachia Partnership Helps Both Workers and Employers in a Changing Market

    Aug 30, 2018

    An innovative program in Appalachia is realigning the skills of the workforce with the needs of employers, getting people back on the job and providing a 21st-century model of workforce development.

  • Marcellus shale growth, retirements will drive need for STEM workers, RAND report says

    Oct 17, 2017

    A combination of Marcellus shale development and the expected retirement of skilled tradespeople is driving the need for STEM workers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. RAND's latest report showcases API's progress in improving STEM education and developing the workforce in the three states..

  • Retraining the Workforce Doesn’t Require Starting from Scratch

    Jun 30, 2017

    Rethinking STEM in areas that rely on heavy industry and manufacturing jobs is a cultural shift, but perhaps one that's long overdue. API is working to help the existing workforce throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia identify transferable skills.

  • STEM Flashes Potential in Energy-Oriented Appalachia

    Jun 20, 2017

    Inside Sources draws from RAND research to highlight the need for better K-12 STEM education in struggling economic areas in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

  • High-tech Training is Giving Coal Miners' Kids New Hope

    Jun 3, 2017

    The New York Post profiles a unique API program that's changing lives in Greene County, PA. The course trains students in land-use, construction safety, and pipeline operations, preparing them for jobs in the natural gas industry.

  • API Partner Benedum Foundation Helps Fund the Future

    May 2, 2017

    The Benedum Foundation has a long history of funding education initiatives in the Pittsburgh region—which it continues as an API founding partner. It supports curriculum development for advanced manufacturing labs; funds STEM learning programs at close to 60 elementary, middle, and high school; and focuses on future workforce training in the petrochemicals industry.

  • API Featured on Sunday Business Page

    Apr 2, 2017

    RAND's Gabriella Gonzalez and Chevron's Trip Oliver appear on CBS Pittsburgh's Sunday Business Page to discuss RAND's latest study on the STEM labor market throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia—and how the Appalachia Partnership Initiative is working to support workforce development in the region.

  • "A Pipeline of Skilled Workers" Needed in Western PA

    Mar 25, 2017

    RAND's recent report on the STEM labor market in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio illuminates the need for "a pipeline of skilled workers who have the technical, academic and hands-on training" to address retirements and growth in the region, writes Stacey Olsen of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.