With the “Next Generation” entering the operations workforce, how can you ensure the training you are providing them is being followed in the day-to-day operations? Risks vary across industries and industries such as the Oil & Gas industry, which has a very high risk associated with their operations require consistent reassurance that workers are highly competent to perform their jobs. How do we best capture the knowledge and experience of our retiring baby boomers, and what is the best way to use their expertise to bring the new generation up to speed with the required standard, as quickly as possible?
In the book Surviving the Baby Boomer Exodus, Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill make reference of “the beginning of a retirement boom over…giving businesses some lead time to capture that departing knowledge and giving younger workers in industries crowded with Boomers room to move up.”
What are some of the Gen Y’s/Millennials’ learning characteristics?
- An instant 24/7 culture with no tolerance for delays and a need for immediacy
- A trial and error approach to problem solving the ‘Nintendo’ generation
- Technology savvy with a low boredom threshold; ‘snack’ learning: a bit of TV and a bit of internet, all at the same time
- Multi-tasking and parallel processing with a preference for visual stimuli, non-linear virtual learning, all at odds with traditional delivery methodology
- A collaborative learning mindset – they value interaction, being connected, discussing, and listening to others
- A constructivist approach – a strong need to construct their own meanings: not passively accepting or absorbing (or being told) information, learn socially and in a personalized fashion, and contribute and give back
Current course offerings include:
- Assessor in the Workplace
- 2-day course – Designed to introduce generic principles of assessing others in an operational environment.
- 2.5-day course – A pass/fail course designed to achieve an assessor workplace qualification.
- Internal Verifier in the Workplace
- 1-day course – Designed to introduce generic principles of verifying the internal competence management system and the workplace assessors to ensure quality control of approved assessment standards.
- Leadership in the Workplace – Developing Your Future Operational Leaders
- 1.5-day course – Designed to teach core leadership competencies with one-on-one coaching.
- Understanding Regulatory Requirements – PSM 1901.119, API RP75, SEMS, USCG SMS
- 1-day course – Designed to increase awareness and understanding of the specific regulatory requirements onshore and offshore Oil & Gas industries face.
- Understanding the 17 Elements of the Safety & Environmental Management System Regulation
- 1-day course – This course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of each element in the regulation required for Offshore Operators. Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) applies to all US waters where Oil & Gas operations occur.
Shea CCS Facilitators and Instructors can also deliver your company-specific training courses to augment in-house training staff. Please contact us for more information.