This workshop has been specifically designed for unemployed/under-employed oil and gas professionals in transition. Participants can identify their best path to the employment they are looking for and actions they can take to qualify for a job or make a career change. You will gain a better understanding of how Alberta’s energy ecosystem is evolving and how that is driving emerging sectors and shifts in skill and occupational requirements and how to qualify for opportunities in selected sectors.
- Learn how to use CareerTransitions.ca to access information on Alberta’s evolving energy ecosystem and assess the transferability of individual skills and experiences into other sectors or occupations and where upskilling might be needed
- Learn how to identify entry-level or “foot-in-the-door” qualifications and skill requirements for selected sectors and occupations
- Determine steps and actions that can be taken to qualify for opportunities in several sectors
About the Presenters
Cheryl Knight is the founding Executive Director and CEO of the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada (now PetroLMI). Since 2013, she has become one of Canada’s recognized expert in oil and gas workforce issues and labour market intelligence. Cheryl has more than 30 years of experience in organizations of all sizes in the energy, financial, transportation, and post-secondary education sectors. Her education includes a bachelor of arts degree with honours in psychology, a masters of education in counselling and a strategic workforce planning certificate. She is a recognized expert in understanding trends and influences on Canada’s labour market and has been a featured speaker at multiple human resources and technical conferences.
Pat Hufnagel-Smith has over 20 years experience providing clients analysis and insights into the dynamics of Canada’s labour market, emerging trends and occupations, and short, medium and long-term workforce requirements as evidence to inform talent strategy. In addition to a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and certificate in adult education and facilitation, Pat holds a masters certificate in project management. She has been working in the field of labour market adjustment since 1992 and was instrumental in the development of the cross-sector/occupational methodology used by PetroLMI and others for assessing transferability and suitability of talent across industries.
Together, Cheryl and Pat have partnered to provide clients innovative and practical workforce strategies to address business challenges and shifting workforce requirements including assessing the transferability of unemployed/under-employed energy workers into emerging sectors in the economy under the banner “Talent Needs for the Evolving Energy Ecosystem.”