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Blog / August 14, 2018

IPAA’s industry training courses are growing in popularity and companies are using them as cost-efficient ways to bring on-board their new employees and recent hires. With that in mind, we’ve announced our 2019 course dates early to allow companies enough notice to send their new......

Blog / August 7, 2018

In an effort to make sponsorship obtainable for both individuals and companies, we have revamped the many ways to support the IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center in 2019. We are so proud of the Energy Education Center’s track record of success and want to ensure everyone......

Blog / July 13, 2018

Do You Match? The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center has been making an impact on communities in Houston and Fort Worth because of generous donations from people like you who believe in our mission of providing students with a multi-disciplinary advanced academic learning experience in science,......

Blog / June 26, 2018

Mrs. Laurie Schlaudt, the lead teacher at the Petroleum Academy at Westside High School in Houston, was selected as the 2018 IPAA/PESA Teacher of the Year. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding Academy campus personnel who demonstrate excellence and a commitment to......

Blog / May 16, 2018

On Tuesday, IPAA held its first Oil & Gas Orientation at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The course quickly sold out as it was specifically designed for new hires and newcomers to the industry who were looking to be proactive and valued by their......

Blog / May 16, 2018

At the PESA (Petroleum Equipment & Services Association) annual meeting last month in Georgia, Ashley Menendez spoke on behalf of current and former students in the IPAA/PESA high school petroleum academies.  Ashley was a 2013 graduate of Southwest High School in Fort Worth, graduating as......

Blog / May 1, 2018

On April 11 at the NOIA annual meeting in Washington DC, IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy graduate, Paige Jefferson, spoke to the NOIA membership about her experience in the Petroleum Academy at the Young Women’s College Preparatory in Houston.  Paige graduated in 2015 in the first graduating......

Blog / April 9, 2018

IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy at Milby High School alumni Stephanie has obtained some amazing accomplishments since graduating in 2012.  During her high school education with the Petroleum Academy, she maintained a 4.39 GPA and ranked 5th in the graduating class of 2012.  She also completed an......