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October 12, 2016: PetroLMI launches first phase of Careers in Oil + Gas online tool
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CALGARY - PetroLMI released the first phase of its Careers in
Oil + Gas online tool today at careersinoilandgas.com. The unique career
planning tool allows users to browse, search and compare more than
40 select occupations within the oil and gas industry, as well as
explore transferable skills between occupations and industries.
The Careers in Oil + Gas online tool aims to inform and engage
new and current workers about potential career paths in a number of
job families, including engineers, business and operations support,
operators and technicians and technologists. These select
occupational profiles examine skills and competencies, training
requirements and working conditions. With a built in
self-assessment feature and skills transferability matrix, the tool
is designed to give both workers and employers a better
understanding of cross-industry transferability.
"Most workers are not familiar with how their current
qualifications, skills and experience might transfer into other
occupations, so the tool may help them to identify alternative
employment solutions," says Enform's Carol Howes, Vice President of
Communications and PetroLMI. "Similarly, employers both within the
oil and gas industry and other industries may not be aware of how
the skills obtained in one industry may apply to another."
PetroLMI plans to launch a second phase of the Careers in Oil +
Gas tool in early 2017. Over the coming weeks and months, it will
be populated with more than 100 occupational profiles and will
integrate elements of PetroLMI's labour market information to allow
users to identify occupations in demand. It will supply links to
relevant job opportunities listed in government-sponsored job
banks. The updated tool will also include occupational videos and
additional information and resources related to the oil and gas
"Because this is a new tool, we would like to incorporate
feedback from our stakeholders," says Howes. "So, we are looking
forward to receiving ongoing user feedback as we add new elements
to the tool."
As more oil and gas activity resumes, employers will be looking
to re-attract skilled workers, who may have left the industry or
who work in other industries.
"The oil and gas industry needs to continue to find ways to
attract the best and brightest that Canada has to offer in order to
maintain competitiveness in a cost- and technology-driven
environment," adds Howes. "Leveraging transferable skills between
occupations is one way to do it."
Anyone planning a career or career change in the oil and gas
industry, human resources professionals, and educators are invited
to explore and provide feedback on the new tool at careersinoilandgas.com.
The Careers in Oil + Gas online tool is funded by the Government
of Canada's Sectorial Initiatives Program and the Government of
The Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI) Division of
Enform (formerly the Petroleum Human Resources Council) is a
leading resource for labour market information and trends in the
Canadian petroleum industry. PetroLMI specializes in providing
petroleum labour market data, analysis and insights, as well as
occupation profiles and other resources for workforce and career
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