Gas ap­pren­tices to rec­tify short­age

16 AC­CEPTED FROM 600 HOPE­FULS

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

A NEW train­ing pro­gram to ad­dress the short­age of liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG) op­er­a­tions per­son­nel was launched ear­lier this month.

Six­teen ap­pren­tices will spend two years at the Chal­lenger In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy’s Aus­tralian Cen­tre for En­ergy and Process Train­ing (ACEPT) in Mun­ster.

That will be fol­lowed by two years of real-world ex­peri- ence as a fly-in, fly-out op­er­a­tor at on­shore and off­shore oil and gas fa­cil­i­ties across Aus­tralia.

The fin­ished prod­uct should be some well-trained grad­u­ates ready to ad­dress the coun­try’s short­age of qual­i­fied LNG op­er­a­tions per­son­nel.

The ap­pren­tices will be trained by the En­ergy Ap­pren­tice­ships Group, in part­ner­ship with Quad­rant En­ergy, Shell, Ver­mil­lion, Wood­side, Chal­lenger In­sti­tute and the Re­sources In­dus­try Train­ing Coun­cil.

More than 600 peo­ple ap­plied to take part in the pro­gram.

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