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26 OCTOBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® Attention Veterans - The Gas and Oil Industry Needs Your Energy! Adapted from Information by American Petroleum Institute The American Petroleum Institute (API) proudly announced a new initiative, Energy for Veterans, designed to attract more veterans and transitioning service members into well-paying careers in the natural gas and oil industry. “Service members and veterans have a distinguished record of serving our country, both at home and abroad. Through their experience, they have developed skills that make them ideal candidates to launch careers in the natural gas and oil industry where their efforts will help to ensure America’s energy security for decades to come,” Senior Vice President of API Global Industry Services Anchal Liddar said. “Our industry is one of the most veteran-friendly in the country and is committed to helping our veterans as they transition to civilian life and look to build a strong financial future for themselves and their families.” To attract the skilled workforce of the future, API is encouraging veterans and transitioning service members to apply their skills in the industry by obtaining professional credentialling through API’s Individual Certification Programs (ICP). Recognized worldwide for producing professional and expert inspectors, ICP offers 21 certifications providing applicants with practical knowledge of relevant industry inspection codes and standards across various segments of the industry and related industries. ICP certifications are approved for GI Bill funding by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the Web Enabled Approval Management System (WEAMs). Anyone who qualifies for the GI Bill (veterans, eligible spouses, and dependents) can utilize those funds to reimburse test fees for multiple ICP certifications. API plans to develop additional programs and tools to help transitioning service members and veterans. API represents all segments ofAmerica’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than 11 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. The group’s approximately 600 members produce, process, and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence®, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. If you, or someone you know, would like more information, visit programs#tab-weams G&O