There are many reasons people decide to make a career change. For Jordan, the day he chose to reassess his career, was also the day he was laid off from his role as a heavy duty mechanic. He took the opportunity to follow his passion for adventure, people and technology – by returning to school and completing a Health, Safety and Environment Certificate from the University of Calgary. Jordan’s previous experience in the oil and gas i... Continue reading
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After completing her Petroleum Land Administration certificate from SAIT in 2007 with no job offer in sight, Sheena Myers considered giving up on her career in the oil and gas industry. As fate would have it, Sheena received a call three months after her interview with Encana that changed everything for the junior administrator. And the rest, as they say, is history. (more&h... Continue reading
Not all jobs in oil and gas require you to get your hands dirty – just ask Scott, who left his career as a plumber to become a drilling analyst at Cenovus.
Scott, 24, began his plumbing career through the Registered Apprenticeship Program while still in high school, but decided to make the move to oil and gas after suffering an injury. “My uncle was a geologist for Shell, and it seemed like a fun industry to be a part of,” says Scott, who enrolled in Continue reading
Ryan loves the outdoors. Growing up in Nova Scotia, he spent much of his time fishing, hunting and camping. In fact, he enjoyed it so much he went to college and earned a certificate in Fish and Wildlife so he could continue working outdoors. But the work was seasonal and Ryan and his wife wanted to start a family. In 2004, they decided to move to Calgary where they could both find full-time work. His first job was in pest control but it didn’t pay the big money Alberta had a reputation for and he yearned to be back outdoors. Continue reading
Kerria landed her current role as a Health, Safety and Environment Advisor (HSE Advisor) with CCS Midstream (CCS), after hearing about the tremendous growth potential in the industry from her peers. She applied aggressively for positions, but came up empty on several occasions, finding many employers required previous oil and gas experience. Kerria however never gave up on her job search and her big break came when CCS hired her on as a receptionist six years ago. “A lot of companies wanted oil and gas experience at the time, but CCS took a chance on me and it’s been history eve... Continue reading