The Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy is accepting applications from state high school students interested in learning leadership skills and opportunities in the regional natural gas industry.
The academy was founded by the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia in August 2012 to honor the memory of Tom Dunn. Dunn was a former president of IOGAWV who died of cancer in 2012.
"Tom Dunn understood the energy business in West Virginia, and the importance of training interested and skilled students in our region for the wonderful careers the industry offers — many of which are right here in the Mountain State," said Dennis Xander, president of IOGAWV.
The three-day academy will take place July 9 through 11 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.
"There is no cost to selected participants for tuition, lodging or meals," Xander said. "Space is limited and we will be selecting students who show leadership potential, strong academic background and a desire to learn more about the industry and career opportunities."
The application deadline is May 1. To learn more or download an application, visit www.tomdunnacademy.org.