Tackling the Skills Shortage Challenge in the Oil, Gas Industry

In recent years, several business schools, such as Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, have added programs with an energy focus.

“Using a base of knowledge and abilities, such as an MBA or an associate degree and looking at a finishing plan that is highly specific to a particular industry, such as an energy focus, I believe is a strategy or approach that has the opportunity to give students a wide array of options to consider in the labor market,” Colborn said. “If employers want to be employers of choice, they should work with educators and workforce development organizations and offer career and work opportunities to keep people with the company. It’s clear the oil and gas companies get it. They are seeking these partnerships and continuing opportunities for education and training.”  


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