GEAR is a community partnership between Gainesville Independent School District and local businesses. The program is designed to help students “Gain Education and Access Results” in order to become college and career ready after high school. The program was developed in 2015 by Select Energy Services and GISD.
GEAR gives students access to high quality, hands on business training in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, human resources, operations, IT, marketing, healthcare, administrative, and industrial disciplines. GEAR also provides students the opportunity to earn scholarship money to pursue higher education.
Staff accountant shadowing
Basic accounting terminology & principles
Apply solutions to accounting problems
Learn the “whys” of the accounting process
Learn to navigate accounting software (journal entries, charts of accounts, etc.)
Clerical duties: AP processing, paperwork, customer invoicing
Learn the various Benefits programs in place at Select Energy Services
Assist with development and implementation of workplace wellness initiatives
Learn about employee solutions and problem solving
Business Unit VP shadowing
Solving customer issues
Learn the various equipment used in the oil and gas industry
Learn the factors that drive business decisions (overall market, margins, etc.)
Learn employee solutions and Helpdesk functions
Issuing phones, computers, and tablets
Implementing technology programs to enhance business functions (SharePoint, NAV, etc.)
Learn the basics of Branding and Corporate Culture
Assist with copy writing and editing marketing materials
Assist with event planning
Social Media for Business
Assist with promoting the GHS program
Learn about the software used to make the company successful
Assist with Accounts Payable entries
Assist with answering telephones
COMPENSATION & SCHOLARSHIP
Each student earns an hourly wage while working with the company. In addition to this hourly wage, each student will receive money towards their scholarship fund for each hour worked. Upon successful completion of the semester, students have the opportunity to earn a bonus towards their scholarship fund.
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.
Merit Advisors is a full service provider of appraisal, property tax, sales and transaction tax, and economic development consulting. Our professionals provide a full range of services to advise and assist business and high net worth individuals minimize tax obligations, maximize tax recovery and reduce administrative burden.
B-29 Investments, LP is a family-owned private equity firm investing in private and public companies. Since B-29’s inception in 1997, the firm has invested capital focused on companies operating in oilfield services, exploration and production and midstream infrastructure within the energy chain. More information about B-29 can be found at www.b29investments.com.