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Roundtable: The skills gap: How to bridge it and how to close it

The skills gap is not a new phenomenon for the oil and gas sector. An aging workforce and increased competition for tomorrow’s technical talent have left the industry nervous about its future. On the heels of the 2019 Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), a panel of experts came together to discuss the sector’s ongoing struggle with the skills gap and what oil and gas/energy companies can do about it.

Marx, J., Airswift; Stuart, J., Lloyd's Register; Peet, H., Energy Jobline

The skills gap is not a new phenomenon for the oil and gas sector. An aging workforce and increased competition for tomorrow’s technical talent have left the industry nervous about its future. On the heels of the 2019 Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), a panel of experts came together to discuss the sector’s ongoing struggle with the skills gap and what oil and gas/energy companies can do about it. Roundtable participants include Janette Marx (JM), CEO of Airswift; Jim Stuart (JS), Senior Vice President of Digital Products for Lloyds Register; and Hannah Peet (HP), Managing Director of Energy Jobline. GETI revealed that the industry is already in the midst of a significant skills crisis (

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