At the recent Energy Chamber’s Local Content & Capability Development Forum, Mr. Roger Packer, Chairman of the Energy Chamber, opened the proceedings by warning of the effect of the “Great Crew Change” due to baby boomers retiring in their droves. This will leave a shortage of skills in the industry (CRS is here to help!). He praised the service companies for their coordination and successful handling of the 2013 maintenance down time (turnaround) of several plants in Point Lisas, though this exposed a dearth of certain skills.
Mr. Packer spoke about several initiatives of the Energy Chamber, including:
- the Safe-To-Work-Programme (STOW) which creates a Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) certification to be acquired by all local energy services companies
- the Energy Industry Competency Initiative (EICDI) to prove to operators that a local company has a competent workforce
- the Energy Chamber’s Learning Centre which is a modern facility that offers training and assessments to the Energy sector with an emphasis on HSE.
The Chamber is certainly working hard to ensure that the benefits of our oil and gas bounty are shared by the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
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