Interview: Cindy Sanford, Job Service North Dakota
Sanford explains how today’s youth understands using a smart phone but lacks desktop computer skills. She also describes how the median age for oil and gas jobs is around 30. Sanford talks about how skill sets are changing in the work place and new jobs are emerging, like UAS and artificial intelligence, and some jobs are becoming obsolete.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.
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