Government and industry have moved to identify and address critical skills and labour issues in the resources sector.
APPEA and its members are focusing on:
- Improving understanding of the upstream industry’s skills and labour needs
- Identifying strategies to improve skills and labour supply through workforce planning and development
- Promoting career opportunities in the oil and gas sector
- Maximising returns from government education and training policies
APPEA’s approach to skills, education and training is built upon the broader industry strategy set out in the Platform for Prosperity. It is designed to ensure that:
“An appropriately skilled workforce is available to support the growth of the oil and gas sector in Australia through strategic workforce planning, key skill pool development and by remaining focused on key pathways to employment such as cadetships, apprenticeships, traineeships and graduate programs.”