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Identifying Critical Middle-Skilled Positions and Career Pathways in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Implementing Organization

Houston Community College


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants


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Project Actions

Other Workforce Development and Job Creation

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

By identifying the most safety-critical jobs in the Gulf Coast of Mexico, project partners intend to help industry standardize and prioritize training programs that enhance safety culture and reduce risk during offshore drilling. Partners also plan to develop a training program for one of the jobs identified. Project team members include upstream oil and gas industry partners, industry associations, and higher education partners across the Gulf Coast.


Madeline Burillo
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