THE ASET International Oil and Gas Training Academy has created scores of new courses to help support the industry’s recovery from Covid-19.
The Altens-based academy, a subsidiary of North East Scotland College, provides a wide range of training for the oil and gas, engineering and construction industries in areas including process, maintenance engineering, electrical, ex hazardous areas, emergency response and marine.
Next month more than 50 new industry apprentices will be enrolled with more than 70 new courses being introduced.
ASET has bases at Altens, where market-leading facilities include a fully functioning oil and gas training platform and control system, as well as at Clinterty and the College’s City Campus.
Atholl Menzies, ASET chief executive, said: “ASET has used this time well, rapidly accelerating our course development programme.
“More than 70 new courses have been created for delivery in the months ahead and those cover everything from production trade testing, renewables and the environmental sector to transferrable skills to support energy transition.
“The energy sector has faced adversity before and that experience will be vital in responding to the impact of Coronavirus. Flexibility in the workforce is essential for companies as they adjust to changing circumstances and we know from past experience that training and reskilling will play an important part in the months and years ahead.
“ASET has a strong track record of being agile and innovative, qualities that will come to the fore again as we support the energy sector’s response and the wider regional economic recovery.”