Encouraging Effective Use of Skills. Gillian Black, Policy Affairs Director 12 January 2010. Aims. Overview of OPITO – The Oil and Gas Academy; Encouraging effective use of skills – why, what and how? Some challenges. Overview of OPITO, The Oil and Gas Academy.
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Gillian Black, Policy Affairs Director
12 January 2010
Overview of OPITO – The Oil and Gas Academy;
Encouraging effective use of skills – why, what and how?
Ensures industry has a safe, effective and skilled workforce;
Independent, owned by industry and trade unions, self-sustaining, not for profit, global;
Invests over £10m per annum on skills and workforce development issues, any surplus is reinvested to improve safety and skills;
Works in collaboration with industry employers, learning and training providers, education/academia, Government organisations
Cross-industry governance board – Operators, Contractors, Well Services, Drillers, Subsea, Trade Unions, HSE offshore division
As the Industry’s Academy: from the past
Take all opportunities to cascade message, encourage organisational buy-in, demonstrate best practice
Highlight our “GEM” system
Innovative bonus scheme to support, encourage and reward working behaviours for effective business practice
9 identified behaviours identified as being important to OPITO’s culture and values
Much evidence where actions, behaviours and attitudes have led to measurable value to organisationEncouraging effective use of skills – What can we do?
New Cross- Industry Skills Forum – currently under way from the past
led by the Academy
a forum for any skills issues or needs affecting the industry or individual companies to be brought to the Academy’s attention
open to any company working within the UK upstream oil and gas industry
membership made up of those actively involved in the areas of skills, training and education
link in to existing skills groups/academia at a senior and working group level
coordinate sub groups to address particular issues or projects when requiredEncouraging effective use of skills – How?