Presentation on theme: "The skills gap and oil and gas training and education Professor Rita Marcella Dean of Aberdeen Business School Robert Gordon University."— Presentation transcript:
The skills gap and oil and gas training and education Professor Rita Marcella Dean of Aberdeen Business School Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University:- a leading university for a new era Strategic Priorities:- Oil & Gas Health and well being Creative Industries Big Data Employability of graduates RGU and the region
Aberdeen and the North East Buoyant local industry Oil & Gas Recognition of the importance of the UKCS having access to the skills necessary ‘to capitalise on the opportunities that the oil and gas industry presents for jobs and growth in Scotland’. Current war for talent – escalating cost Importance of a structured and coherent approach to collaboration The national context and the independence debate in light of the reviews. Internationally oil & gas – the changing dynamics of the industry
RGU Oil & Gas Programmes Management MBA in Oil and Gas Management, Masters in Energy Management, Oil and Gas Accounting, Oil and Gas Law, Project Management Research into Energy Policy; health safety and environmental management Engineering Masters in Oil and Gas Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Subsea Engineering, Drilling and Well Engineering Plus corporate tailored programmes with blended delivery and combining engineering and management Health Masters in Corporate Social Responsibility for the Energy Industries Remote Health Care Student Nurse Exchange
Developments in Educational Provision Energy Skills Scotland (ESS) 2013 to facilitate partnership between industry, academia and skills agencies to maximise investment between return on skills and act as a focal point Opito – major upstream Oil & Gas Industry Labour Market Intelligence Survey 2014 Energy Skills Investment Plan – Scottish Government OGAS established 2012 – a partnership of investors, colleges and industry bodies.
RGU – Launch of the Oil & Gas Institute 2013 Drawing on an interdisciplinary set of expertise in oil & gas Working closely with industry – commissioned research Responsive to industry needs in course design Working as a partner with others eg. OGAS, ORI Delivering opportunities and flexible programmes enhancing technical and middle management skills – Degree Pathways for technicians Delivering bespoke programmes to the oil & gas industry across the globe Working with others to provide the oil & gas industry and the regions capacity