There is an ever-increasing need for gas and oil in the world which is why we see the growth of the offshore industries. The oil, gas and wind energy industries are all a part of the offshore industries. This industry is hiring new talent every year and there is also a demand for them to be conversant in handling new technology and having some idea about applying their knowledge in the work field.
Online Education Is Here To Stay
With the advent of computer-aided learning, several industries are now creating a virtual learning environment for the workers. A portable system has been created for people who are employed in offshore industries since they seldom visit land. They too need to upgrade their knowledge which becomes a hazard when they are working on a vessel or on rigs. There are executives who are hiring and posing their own opinions about the kinds of workers that they are looking for and what their problems might exactly be like.
The executives who are hiring the candidates are also becoming aware of the need of such knowledge which is practically useful in building and improving work performance in these industries. At the same time there are some problems which are cropping up.
Practical Problems Faced By Executives
At times it becomes difficult to send trainers to the vessels since they have the responsibility of visiting the vessels around the world. They have to train the workers in various shifts and during different times of the year which makes the entire process cumbersome. Many companies cannot afford to train their workers since it is expensive especially if they have to be brought over to the vessel by flight. There are additional costs of lodging which must be given to these trainers. Certain measures have been adopted to teach the workforce in these industries.
Steps In Learning Online
The introduction of portable online learning has helped companies reduce the costs of hiring new people to train the workers. The workers can learn online since they get access to the information on the internet. They have assignments, reports and projects that need to be completed and submitted before the deadline online. They also get assessed online. The companies can always trace the progress of the workers and they highly appreciate the fact that this opportunity can be availed from anywhere in the world without any constraint of time.
What is most appreciated is that this course can be availed from any kind of technology. People can learn if they own Apple Mac, Windows 7/8, Android, iOS tablets and mobiles.
The Topics Taught
The subjects that workers can learn about from these online courses are high voltage, ROV Hydraulics, Skills Assessor, Fibre Optics, marine back-deck, diving and survey.
Apart from this the workers are trained so that they possess good practical skills, can live and work with a team of workers harmoniously for two or three weeks offshore for a stretch of twelve hours a day in a fixed or rotational shift. They are trained to be good leaders and they are taught to give and listen to instructions. They are also trained to understand and spread awareness about health and safety issues. They are also given instructions on the challenges of maintenance.
It can be thus concluded that the future of the offshore workers is indeed very bright since they can get all the latest updates and information about their industry and what the expectations of the companies are and they don’t need to visit a university onshore to get the education that is required. It is an opportunity that our previous generations could hardly imagine. The scope for improvement and change is infinite and it is easily available.