Louisiana News at a Glance: Workforce Partnership Targets Deep-Water Exploration

Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA), in partnership with educational institutions and the State of Louisiana, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a long-term public-private partnership to develop a program to help Louisiana businesses meet the growing workforce needs of the deep-water exploration and production industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

Partners include LMOGA, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, University of Louisiana System, Fletcher Technical Community College, Nicholls State University, South Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Louisiana Workforce Commission, and Louisiana Economic Development.

“We have an incredible opportunity to recruit and train Louisiana’s workforce to fulfill the need for skilled workers in the deep-water offshore industry in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Chris John, president, LMOGA. “It is our vision that together we will develop a field-oriented, practical curriculum and certification program that will become the preferred model for offshore education training.”

With the MOU, the educational institutions and LMOGA will develop a recommended plan to move forward with the program, which will then be considered by the individual institutions and LMOGA for implementation.

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