Investing in STEM
Securing our future.
From engaging with young people to improving gender diversity, there are many measures the oil and gas industry is taking to address its much-publicised skills shortage.
The global demand for energy continues to rise and not enough skilled professions are coming through the ranks to replace them. In order to satisfy this increasing demand, the oil and gas industry must strive for innovative ways to tap into the earth’s natural resources, developing new technologies and pushing exploration further than ever before.
In order to meet these new challenges, the industry must find people with the right skills. However, with an ageing workforce and a limited number of students opting to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as they are more commonly known, the industry faces a talent crisis.
We believe that by championing the promotion of STEM activities at school level this will engage, challenge, inform and inspire our young people and will contribute to a STEM-rich knowledge economy and a STEM-literate society.
ConocoPhillips works with a number of partners in the promotion of STEM subjects to school children. These include amongst others:
> Stem in the Pipeline
> Lab in Lorry
> Engineering Our Lives (primary schools education project)