Examples of Training Needs Assessments Experience

CPTI has conducted training needs assessments on behalf of many governments, industry and international aid agencies. It is a method of determining what training is required to improve productivity, work quality, and safety and environmental practices. Our methodology incorporates a rigorous review with the client’s technical, field operations, human resources and management groups to gain an understanding of the company’s current and future business plans and the expertise required to implement the objectives. The initial assessment is followed by a task/job analysis for each job position and identifies the skill sets required by personnel in each position to achieve the objectives. These are then compared to the existing skill sets/levels to identify any gaps between actual performance and required performance. This serves as the basis for designing a training program, developing a schedule and an evaluation grid.

Training Needs Assessments were completed for the World Bank Petroleum Project in Daqing, and for the Canadian International Development Agency, (CIDA), “Five Centres Project”. In conjunction with the Bohai Petroleum Training Institute and the Petroleum Industry Training Services (PITS), developed training recommendations for the two parties to work together for mutual benefit.
CPTI provided a petroleum training specialist for the preparation of two Petroleum Sector Needs Assessments for CIDA. Preparation of a Bangladesh Hydrocarbon Sector Review for Nova Corporation International
Provided a training specialist on the CIDA Petroleum Sector Needs Assessment team. Delivered a follow-up training assessment report on the petroleum sector for CIDA.
Bolivia – Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Technical management and coordination of CIDA’s “Hydrocarbon Sector Project” through Petro-Canada International Management Services, (PCIMS). CPTI’s responsibilities included the completion of petroleum sector evaluations and the development of all work plans and schedules.
Headed a Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, SAIT, team which prepared a needs assessment and developed plans for the government of Rivers State for the start-up of a new Petroleum and Energy Technology Institute (estimated cost US $60 million) with seven three-year Engineering Technology Programs.
Iraq – WesternZagros Resources Ltd.
Needs assessment relating to the future petroleum technology, management and administration training needs of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Kuwait - Saudi Arabian Chevron
Needs assessment and development of a multi-stage drilling supervisors’ training program designed to equip local wellsite supervisory candidates working with Saudi Arabian Chevron with the necessary technical, safety and management skills.