“Not Your Grandpa’s Energy Industry” takes you beyond conventional oil and gas to discover the future of this ever-changing industry. This podcast is brought to you by PetroLMI—your source for knowledge about Canada’s energy labour market and careers—and is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Initiatives Program. Join us to explore what’s changing, what’s coming and why it's no longer grandpa's energy industry. Hosted by Carol Howes.
Career Changes: Fariba, Episode 16
After pivoting from oil and gas to a career in teaching chemical engineering, Fariba has found her sweet spot. She is still in the world of processing engineering (which she loves), has a chance to broaden her knowledge and skills, and makes a difference by impacting future workers in the industry. Hear about her journey, what she learned along the way, and the advice she has for others looking to make a career change.
Career Changes: Interview with Richard Bucher, Episode 15
With more than 30 years of experience in the world of career transitions as a successful author, coach, speaker and the “Get a Job Guy” on CBC Calgary’s Eyeopener, Richard Bucher knows a thing or two about moving to a new career. Join us as we talk with him about his own journey and get some of his tips and advice on how to make a career change.
Career Changes: Nick, Episode 14
What do a bachelor’s degree in criminology, oil sands control room operations and people skills have in common? They’re all areas of Nick’s life that were transferrable to his new career in cleantech. Join us as we continue our podcast series on career changes and learn more about what helped Nick the most as well as his advice to those making a career pivot.
Career Changes: Jessica, Episode 13
Launch a brand-new consulting business in the middle of a global pandemic? Jessica did just that—quite successfully, too! This episode in our series on career changes features the story of how Jessica pivoted from oil and gas and launched her own emissions management company to serve the broader energy industry. Find out what worked, what she’d do differently and why there’s no time like the present to believe in yourself.
Career Changes: Ross, Episode 12
From oil and gas engineering to distilling gin? That’s an unusual career change to be sure, but one with more similarities and transferrable skills than you might think! Join us for the first in a series of podcast episodes on career changes. Some within the energy industry and others… well, not in the energy industry. Learn about how the skills and knowledge gained from oil and gas helped these people to successfully pivot their careers.
Impact of COVID-19: Interview with Bemal Mehta, Episode 11
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the energy industry's workforce in Canada? Join our guest, Bemal Mehta, Senior Vice-President of Energy Intelligence with JWN Energy, whose group conducted employer interviews with 13 leaders from a spectrum of large to small companies in different sectors of the industry.
These interviews were part of the research for PetroLMI's four-part series called The Impact of COVID-19 on Canada's Energy Workforce. More than 300 workers in the energy industry were surveyed about how the pandemic has affected workplace practices and their productivity, whether employers are looking for new skills, and what workers are doing about it. And, as described above, 13 energy leaders shared insights about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.