ERIC Number: ED224877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training in the Petroleum Industry: An Analysis of Its Organization and Programs.
Taylor, William H.
Exploratory, descriptive research was conducted to identify potential and existing shortages of skilled manpower in the petroleum industry. Data came from interviews with 60 individual companies, governments, industry groups, and professional associations. Company characteristics that were significant determinants of training were size, foreign or Canadian ownership, age, and business activities. The tendency to move employees from technical to managerial roles was noted as having a serious negative effect on companies. Company training programs varied tremendously in terms of size, complexity, and function. The difficulty of achieving cooperation in training was noted. Industrial training in the petroleum industry was found to be divided into three major categories--pre-employment education and training, initial industrial training, and performance maintenance and improvement. Innovations in training were also identified. These general program areas where future demands might be concentrated were identified: technical professionals, trades/operations personnel, and supervisory/managerial development. Recommendations were made to individual companies and to the industry in general that should support cooperative efforts to meet training needs common to significant segments of the industry. (Data collection forms are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Industrial Education, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Management Development, Occupational Surveys, Petroleum Industry, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Petroleum Industry Training Service, 2115 27 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Petroleum Industry Training Service, Calgary (Alberta).