PERTH, Australia – GE (NYSE:GE) has opened its Skills Development Center in Jandakot, a suburb of Perth, in Western Australia. The center is part of GE’s technology and learning facility, the largest complex of its kind in Australia.
The center is the result of collaboration among industry associations, government, and leading businesses to create a “Community of Technical Best Practices” for the oil and gas industry. Companies involved include Chevron, Woodside, ConocoPhillips, and Navitas.
Dan Heintzelman, president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas, said: “As a global company with a strong regional focus, Perth has become our regional hub supplying best-in-class technology and industry expertise to build and equip mega-resource projects in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region.
“In collaboration with the Australian government and private sector, we are making a significant investment in skills and development training to help address the Australian skills shortage. These types of investments are helping to make Australia a world leader not only in production, but in oil and gas talent and expertise as well.”