"Good news from the oil patch: Jobs are plentiful and salaries are soaring.
The bad news is that young people still aren’t interested.
Even as oil-and-gas companies post record profits, the industry is facing a
worsening talent drought.
At U.S. colleges, the pool of new entrants for petroleum-engineering programs
has shrunk to its smallest size since before the fracking boom began more than
a decade ago. European universities, which have historically provided many of
the engineers for companies with operations across the Middle East and Asia,
are seeing similar trends.
Students and high-skilled young workers are concerned about the industry’s role
in climate change, as well as long-term job security given that global
economies are transitioning away from fossil fuels to other energy sources,
according to executives, analysts and professors.
The trend is a stark departure from previous cycles, when the industry’s
workforce ebbed and flowed with the rise and fall of oil prices."
Via Future Crunch
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics