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Exploring successful career transitions: A webinar series for job seekers and career and employment practitioners

The Energy Career Transition and Employment Resource

Workers with experience in oil and gas are technically well-suited for employment in emerging sectors adjacent to oil and gas. The path to a successful career transition is not always clear—either for job seekers or employers.

The Energy Career Transition and Employment Resource on CareerTransitions.ca is designed to help unemployed or underemployed workers in oil and gas redirect their careers into emerging occupations, different work arrangements, the broader energy sector or different industries.

The Resource was developed to help address labour market inefficiencies created by the downturn in the oil and gas industry. It aims to close the employment gap by providing:

  • An assessment of opportunities available based on job seekers’ transferable skills.
  • Insights for employers about available talent in Alberta.
  • Information about the transferability of skills, knowledge and experience obtained in the oil and gas industry to other sectors, including:
    • agri-business
    • clean tech
    • supply chain
    • power generation (renewables)
    • petrochemical manufacturing
    • oil and gas services
    • pure high tech
    • liquefied natural gas (LNG)
    • high tech in oil and gas
    • industrial construction and maintenance

Making sense of the career transition

PetroLMI developed a webinar series to make the Energy Career Transition and Employment Resource accessible to all job seekers and employers. Each webinar in the series provides tips for monitoring industry and job trends, discusses leading indicators of employment, and shares insights into the activities most likely to result in industry jobs and successful transitions.

Webinar #1

How it Works: Sector and Occupational Transferability

The first webinar in the series provides an overview of how job seekers and career and employment practitioners can use the Energy Career Transition and Employment Resource to assess the transferability of occupations and skills from one sector to another.

The webinar explains how the Resource:

  • Assesses transferability between sectors;
  • Measures occupational transferability; and,
  • Provides key drivers of employment and resources to track industry activity.

Webinar #2

Starting with you!  Exercises to Explore Career Transition

This webinar walks job seekers through exercises to evaluate options for career transitions. Learn how to identify sector transferability preferences; prioritize what type of occupational transferability is preferred; and focus job search and career planning efforts within sectors using the Energy Career Transition and Employment Resource.

Webinar #3

The Evolving Energy Ecosystem and Its Impact on the Oil and Gas Services Sector

This webinar provides insights into the evolution of Canada’s energy sector and how that evolution impacts the oil and gas services sector and its workforce requirements. Learn how oil and gas service companies will continue to play a significant role in researching, developing and implementing solutions to produce Canada’s resources efficiently, responsibly and safely.

Webinar #4

Career Transferability: Oil and Gas into Cleantech

This webinar examines the similarities and differences between oil and gas occupations and those in the emerging cleantech sector and the transferability of workers between the two. Canada’s oil and gas industry is cleantech’s leading investor, and job opportunities are expected to grow. Learn how oil and gas expertise can be leveraged into developing and deploying environmental solutions.

Webinar #5

Career Transferability: Oil and Gas into High Tech

This webinar examines transferability between oil and gas occupations and the high tech sector. Increasingly, industry is incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) and technology solutions into operations to improve efficiencies, competitiveness and environmental performance. The greatest opportunity for unemployed/under employed oil and gas workers to gain employment in the high tech ecosystem is to combine their industry expertise with high tech skills.

Webinar #6

Career Transferability: Oil and Gas into Heavy Industrial Construction and Maintenance

A key employment driver in industrial construction and maintenance is investment in infrastructure by Canada’s oil and gas companies. This webinar highlights the similarities and differences between traditional oil and gas occupations and those in the industrial construction and maintenance sub-sector and the transferability of workers between them. Transferability between these two sectors differs along the project life cycle, which is important for job seekers to recognize when targeting their job search and/or career transition.

Funding for this project was provided by the Province of Alberta, working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

 

 

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