Oil & Gas Career Training
Core Compliance (Entry Level Oil & Gas Careers)
Petroleum Education Council, PEC, Core Compliance, is a standardized program covering the health, safety, and environmental training most requested by oilfield operators and other host employers. Core Compliance is instructor-led training at the Sweetwater campus that, in addition to being SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf accredited, provides training level certificates beyond the awareness level for a multitude of topics. The classroom presentation is designed to build on common content in a high intensity 3-day format.
Upon completion of the course, each student receives a PEC photo ID, certificate of completion, and each student’s information is entered into the online PEC Training Tracker database. Core Compliance provides the following safety training:
Meets Minimum Requirements for Full Classroom Training
•Access to Medical Records
•Behavioral Based Safety
•Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
•DOT Hazardous Materials
•Electrical Safety (Non-Qualified)
•Excavation and Trenching
•Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Awareness and Operations level)
•Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
•Marine Trash and Debris
•Occupational Health Hazards
•Permit Required Confined Space (Entrant, Attendant, Supervisor)
•Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
•Short Service Employees
•Stop Work Authority
•Terrorism Response Awareness Program
•Walking Working Surfaces and Elevated Work
Meets Awareness-Level Requirements
•Drugs and Alcohol
•Hand Safety Awareness
•Incident Reporting and Investigation
•Motor Vehicle Safety
•Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift)
•Process Safety Management (PSM)
•Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)
•Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
The nature of the work in this industry lends itself to being physically demanding and utilizes hands-on activities on a daily basis. Skillsets needed are active listening, coordinating and technical skills in equipment maintenance, operation monitoring and repairing machines or systems using the needed tools; consequently, good candidates for the program are individuals who have a strong mechanical aptitude, able to work in an outdoor environment, and are physically fit.
Oilfield Truck Driving
The Oilfield Truck Driving MSA is offered at the Sweetwater campus. Our classrooms and labs are interactive and have a real-world setting. We offer you the training, knowledge and hands-on skills to prepare you for driving truck in the oil and gas industry. Our instructor is dedicated to providing students the necessary hands-on experience and technological know-how needed to succeed. This program includes classroom, driving, and technical instruction that focuses on preparing individuals to operate a truck and applicable equipment in the oil and gas industries.
Texas Workforce Commission data indicates 27,380 job openings will be created for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver occupations from 2010 - 2020. Of these jobs, 2,805 annually will come from the replacement of existing workers and 2,740 annually due to growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the average salary across the state of Texas is $41,403, with the average hourly wage at $19.42. The average salary primarily found in the shale discovery areas increases up to $50,385 with the average hourly wage at $24.22.
Students completing the 6 week program who pass the Class A Commercial Driver’s License testing will have the entry level skills needed by Oil and Gas companies to enter the workforce as a truck driver.
Important knowledge in this industry includes knowledge of structure and content of the English language including spelling, rules of composition and grammar. Other important knowledge includes knowledge of laws, public safety, security, mathematics and transportation. Skillsets needed are active listening, reading comprehension, time management, coordination, judgment and decision making, equipment maintenance, and troubleshooting. Important abilities include control precision, multi-limb coordination, problem sensitivity, depth perception, good hearing and the ability to see details at a distance.