VPD Access – “Examining Gateway, IADC’s Training Program For New Employees”

sponsored-lsc-logo“Examining Gateway, IADC’s Training Program For New Employees”

Air Date: 27 June, 2017 @ 10.00 CDT



The drilling industry faces a unique challenge today when it comes to recruiting the right people for the right roles, just as the industry is beginning to recover. Demand for workers with a higher level of technical skills is increasing, just as an entire generation of veteran employees retires. The modern drilling workforce must train to fill these roles, as well as to develop the next generation of operations and technology.

IADC’s Gateway program brings together industry and educational institutions to strengthen industry’s ability not only to find new employees, but to ensure that those people are prepared for life on a rig, can contribute to the safety culture, and will achieve competence quickly.

This virtual panel discussion is hosted by DrillingContractor.org.

The pre-recorded event will feature seasoned drilling-industry learning-and-development professionals.


  • Pamela Wakefield, Director of Training, Patterson-UTI
  • Linda Head, Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Education and Corporate Sponsorship, Lone Star College
  • Brooke Polk, Director – Program Development & Technology, IADC
  • Mike Killalea, Group VP/Publisher, IADC & DrillingContractor.org (moderator)

For more information contact gateway@iadc.org.


Air Date: 27 June, 2017 @ 10.00 CDT

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