Driving Change: Cultivating an Energy Workforce for Lasting Prosperity
The oil and gas industry’s sustainability and success depend on its ability to cultivate and nurture a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.
The old phrase “many hands make light work” is never truer than when applied to the energy industry. It illuminates the world’s darkest corner and energizes its sluggish economies. Millions of hands working together to ensure the power is there to keep the lights on and global markets humming.
Many also have had a hand over the past century in building the oil and gas industry into the multitrillion-dollar industrial sector it is today. Ironically, it is an industry where a new hire starts as a “worm,” earns the title of “hand,” and then possibly ends their career decades later as a “top hand.”
These hands—the industry’s human capital—are the most important resource in the highly complex and technical oil and gas industry.