Select Energy Services And Gainesville Independent School District Launch GEAR
Program to help students “Gain Experience and Access Results”
HOUSTON, June 8, 2015 — Select Energy Services, LLC (Select) and the Gainesville Independent School District (GISD) today announced the launch of GEAR, a program designed to help students become college and career-ready after high school.
The program gives students access to high quality, hands on business training in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, human resources, operations, IT and marketing.
GEAR also provides students the opportunity to earn scholarship money to pursue higher education. Select is the first company to be offering the training at its Gainesville operational headquarters, but the partnership will recruit additional Gainesville companies to join the initiative.
“Select’s goal in supporting this program is preparing students to contribute to the workforce and their community and giving them the opportunity to earn money for college,” said John Schmitz, Select Energy Services CEO. “We look forward to the results of this first project in Gainesville, and plan to roll out GEAR as a signature project in the areas we serve across the country.”
The program is open to students in grades 10-12 with a B grade or higher in coursework relevant to the student’s area of concentration. Student applicants should be spirited, driven and hard working. A desire to pursue secondary education is a must; interest in the oil and gas industry is preferred.
“We believe we can increase achievement and develop a strong desire for learning and success in each and every student,” said Jeff Brasher, superintendent of GISD. “We’re excited to enter this new partnership with Select Energy Services.”
“Our team has put together a program for our first group of students that is both fun and educational,” said Select Energy Services President, Cody Ortowski. “While we know this will be beneficial to each student, we believe having them in our offices this summer will also bring a lot of value to us at Select.”
About Select Energy Services
Select Energy Services strives to change the oil and gas industry’s approach to water management. By providing strategic water management services from sourcing and transfer to reuse and disposal, Select provides innovative, efficient, end-to-end solutions to energy producers. Select Energy Services has the people, resources, and experience to safely and efficiently deliver reliable water to energy operations in every major United States shale play. Always mindful of the environment, Select is the premier provider of water solutions that help unlock the vital energy resources of our country.