UK to fund Mexico skills initiative

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKRobert Gordon University (RGU) has secured funding from the UK government’s prosperity fund to create a skills development framework for the oil and gas industry in Mexico

This will issue recommendations on how to address the potential skills gap in the Mexican oil and gas industry over the next 15 years, at graduate and vocational level.

RGU will draw on experiences working in the North Sea and internationally to advise the Ministry of Energy in Mexico (SENER) on training and further development of the Mexican workforce, and securing future talent.

Mexico’s oil and gas industry is expected to need more than 135,000 additional skilled people over the next 15 years to meet the government’s production targets. 

Professor Paul de Leeuw, Director of RGU’s Oil & Gas Institute, said: “The Energy Reform in Mexico presents huge opportunities for the Mexican oil and gas sector.”

The project builds on the relationship RGU has developed with SENER following the visit by Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto to the university in March 2015, and on a memorandum of understanding that RGU signed with SENER last September.

RGU has also been identified as a partner university for Mexican SENER-CONACYT scholarships, which would allow Mexican students to study oil and gas-related masters and PhD programs at RGU.

09/14/2016

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