New Mexico Students to Learn about Technologies and Career Opportunities
On October 28th, 2015, high school juniors and seniors from across New Mexico will be in Artesia, New Mexico to learn more about the workings of the state’s oil and gas industry at the New Mexico Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement (NM MESA) Oil and Gas Education and Career Fair.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about job opportunities in many different areas of the oil and gas industry. They will also visit Concho Resources Inc.’s, Artesia location and Devon Energy Corp’s Training Facility in Artesia where they will learn about oil and gas exploration and production. At Navajo Refinery, they will learn how the raw oil product is processed and prepared for use by the many industries that rely on this natural resource to produce the many products necessary to maintain our modern lifestyle.
These products range from gasoline to medicine and so much more. “The oil and gas industry has a high demand for young math, engineering, and science oriented individuals, and this event is designed to inform our NM MESA students of the great career opportunities in this industry.” says NM MESA, Executive Director, Toney Begay.
“The oil and gas industry is proud to be bringing some of our state’s best and brightest high school students to learn more about our industry,” says Amanda Trujillo-Davis, the Senior Environmental Engineer/Coordinator for Concho Energy Resources. Amanda, a former NM MESA student who graduated from Cibola High School in Albuquerque and New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, conceived and helped to develop this event.