If Western Australia becomes a global hub for the oil and gas industry, WA school leavers will be set for long term job growth.
The front page news on the West Australian about the Jobs Bonanza is no surprise to our universities and TAFE colleges that have been gearing up to support our oil and gas industries for years.
The courses are not just for those with engineering degrees. South Metro TAFE has a Diploma on Engineering at its Munster Campus
There will be jobs for lawyers negotiating contracts and trying to negotiate the best deal for government or companies. Murdoch has a course in Oil and Gas Law and UWA has a Mining, Energy and Natural Gas Law Centre. There will be more and new courses launched as the industry grows.
Because these jobs require high level expertise the number of scholarships will increase.
There will also be jobs in service industries like health and education, police and local government to support industry growth.
The downside is the risk to the environment that will increase as the oil and gas industry becomes more powerful. Our need for environmental scientists and carbon sequestering technologies may also be a feature of the boom.
If you would like me to follow up on emerging opportunities in the oil and gas industries contact me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au