Where have all the good Hands gone?
I have just returned from the RM area (Casper) and heard a very common complaint among managers trying to meet their employment needs.” It’s hard to find good hands these days and we have good jobs to offer”. So the same old influences are there from before, no experience, drugs, lack of education blah, blah, blah! 50% can’t even make the 90 day wonder crowd. Ok, maybe I’m being harsh, so prove me wrong. This new generation doesn’t learn by hands-on applications, they have grown up on instant information at their finger-tips. Heck most of them have never even known a “house phone”.
So I’m sorry, this industry is at best a combination of both. Therefore doesn’t it make sense to train the same way, combining hands -on applications with instant learning and proper feedback. We call that the “Blended Learning Experience”. BLE is the basis for all that we do at Vorenkamp Well Control Training (VWCT). We want our students to experience regional specific events that they can control and have reviews on a variety of acceptable applications thru the experience of our team and the collective of the class. Everyone adds to the knowledge base to enhance the importance of properly executed well control.
Lack of experience is hurting us all in the short term, so the better we empower this new generation while accruing experience , the better our work environment will be and everyone will go home happy and whole.
Well Control is timeless, technology is the force multiplier, look for new training techniques from VWCT. We are the power of ll.
Most companies pick training providers due to relationships with their representatives, past certifications, needing combined services etc., but did you ever wonder WHY these providers are in, this highly competitive business?? Certainly, to promote their corp. views and products, some just want to round-out service lines, some to promote clients, within internal company training, to show culture and these are all valid reasons from one perspective or the other. I remember during my university years that the very best classes were the small ones, where the Professor interacted with the students and used their knowledge and his/hers to raise the bar of thought. Create an environment for interactivity and understanding.The big classes just promoted numbers, not necessarily knowledge. VWCT and it’s principles come from 3 generations of oilmen and have an in-depth and diversified knowledge of drilling, horizontal applications, well servicing and of course, well control. Our training is our passion and prevention is our mission.
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