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Will talent pool support gas industry growth?

The steady flow of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale will be matched by a steady flow of jobs it will create for several years to come.

But there is a question whether there will be enough qualified people to fill those jobs.

One way would be to encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education — not only to high school students, but also to those in a vocational career center.

Tom Maheady of Borton-Lawson Engineering, Wilkes-Barre, co-chair of the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association, said STEM education has to be offered to all high school students, not just those following the academic track of study.

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