OPITO, ECITB to collaborate on skills development program

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK OPITO and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) will collaborate to collate industry data concerning manpower trends and skills forecasting; as well as to create skills programs that meet common industry needs without duplication.

The agreement will also build on the successful work undertaken to date around the industry’s modern apprenticeship scheme.

“We are delighted to be working alongside OPITO as part of this collaborative initiative. This is a critical time for the oil and gas industry and retaining and continuing to develop a skilled workforce is non-negotiable for the long-term health of the sector,” said ECITB CEO Chris Claydon. “Leveraging the skills and expertise of both organizations will enable us to support the industry more effectively as part of a common vision.”

“This partnership will allow us to take the knowledge and expertise within each organization and create a more strategic and integrated relationship which delivers tangible benefits across the UK energy sector,” said OPITO managing director John McDonald.



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