Refineries, chemical plants, and petrochemical complexes are currently facing a number of performance challenges. As experienced baby boomers retire in increased numbers, a highly specialized workforce that has remained largely stable for a number of years is now in transition.
Training for the Process Industries
New engineers are graduating college to take their place, new operators are being hired from retail industries, and tradespersons are being recruited from auto manufacturers. Unfortunately, these new employees lack the practical knowledge they need to work safely and effectively around highly hazardous chemicals and complex technologies. In addition, regulatory requirements continue to increase, placing more requirements upon operations personnel. Meanwhile, the demand for gasoline and petroleum products is at record levels amid challenging global economic conditions