Recent job losses in the upstream oil and gas industry caused by lower oil prices haven’t dampened industry concerns about a looming shortage of workers, a result of baby boomer retirements and a hiring freeze during the oil bust of the 1980s.
How can they be sure future workers will have the right training and skills?
The final debate in the 2014-15 Energy Symposium Series at the University of Houston will consider that issue Tuesday, May 31.
Speakers include John Colborn, director of Skills for America’s Future at the Aspen Institute; Elaine Cullen, a consultant and former researcher with the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Services, and U.S. Rep. Pete Olson.
The debate, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the UH Student Center South Theater, is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register at www.uhenergyseries.eventbrite.com. Parking is available in the Welcome Center garage.
WHAT: “Energy Workforce: How Do We Prepare for the Future?” final debate in the 2014-15
UH Energy Symposium Series.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31.
WHERE: UH Student Center South Theater, Entrance 1. Parking available across the street in the
Welcome Center garage.
MEDIA: Contact Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, m-713-504-3769. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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