The American Petroleum Institute (API) is addressing industry knowledge loss and the aging workforce with its new ‘API University,’ a ‘comprehensive’ continuing education program for oil and gas professionals. The API University offers courses in a classroom setting, on-line, or by CD.
API Business Services Director Kathleen Combs said, ‘The program helps companies meet their training needs in a dynamic, creative and cost-effective way. The API University provides access to the largest pool of subject experts in the industry and programs are developed and taught by top trainers using the latest innovative methods.’
Over 300 e-learning courses provide flexible training in operational risk, asset integrity, natural hazards, drilling fundamentals, production or plant operations, security, quality and environmental auditing. If existing courses do not meet a company’s specific needs, API can help employers customize their employees’ training programs.
Instructor-led training in HSE risk management is provided by ABSG Consulting. Multi-language e-Learning courses have been developed by Technomedia to cover subjects such as plant operations, drilling and production. An Instructor’s Digital Assistant is also available for customized presentations and training materials. Other industry experts provide courses on API standards including fitness for service, pressure relief systems, damage mechanism and aboveground storage tanks. More from www.api-u.org.
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