Connecting industry with skills
Established in 2008, Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) is a not-for-profit association of members from industry, training organisations and government to help industry connect with skills.
ESQ engages with industry to research workforce needs and develop and implement solutions to address those needs.
ESQ works in the following industries:
• Electricity: Electrotechnology, electricity supply and generation, rail, renewable energy
• Gas: Transmission and distribution, CSG to LNG, drilling and completions
• Mining: Surface and underground
Energy Skills Queensland’s Annual Conference is dedicated to skills development in Queensland’s energy, resources and telecommunications industries.
Encompassing the theme of 'Energy Skills 2020', this year's conference will continue to cover the many initiatives, challenges and opportunities facing the energy, resources and telecommunications industries now and into the future with informative presentations from industry experts.
A highlight of this year's conference is a lively panel forum discussing "Technological disruption: Can the Vocational Education and Training sector keep up?". Delegates can expect an interesting and dynamic debate from panel members.
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By Geoffrey Cann, National Director, Oil and Gas, Deloitte It really does look gloomy out there. Globally, oil and gas industry layoffs number well north of 100,000. The services companies have taken the brunt of the losses, and it’s interesting how few jobs have been lost among the exploration and production companies. So what gives?…Read More
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Program aims to boost nbn™ industry workforce to 9,000 jobs nbn, with its delivery partners, is about to embark on a significant recruitment and training drive to support the accelerated connection of eight million homes to the nbn™ network by 2020. The current construction workforce is expected to double to 9,000, with nbn committing nearly…Read More