Falklands : Skills Gap Analysis Project Launched in the Falklands
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 21.09.2013 (Article Archived on 19.10.2013)
Invenio Falkland Islands Ltd has teamed up with two business consultants based in the North East of Scotland, David Owen and David Stewart, to develop Falk-link, engaged by the Chamber of Commerce and funded by the Falkland Islands Government, to undertake a Skills Gap analysis of Falkland Islands readiness for any upcoming oil industry requirements.
Skills Gap Analysis Project Launched in the
Invenio Falkland Islands Ltd has
teamed up with two business consultants based in the North East of Scotland,
David Owen and David Stewart, to develop Falk-link, engaged by the Chamber of
Commerce and funded by the Falkland Islands Government, to undertake a Skills
Gap analysis of Falkland Islands readiness for any upcoming oil industry
Set up to raise awareness of the
opportunities that lie ahead with the growth of forthcoming oil and gas
production the project will assist Falkland Islands businesses to rise to the
challenge of an emerging oil and gas producing province.
Two seminars are featured in the
project. The first will be held at the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 31st
October 2013 and will assess readiness in key areas of service and management;
identify gaps and the extent they might be solved with local support; consider
a closer working understanding between the public and private sectors to
address training needs and the building of a strategic vision for a transformed
The seminar will comprise a series
of informal informational events. Individuals and local businesses are also
encouraged to register their interest in one-to-one sessions with the Falklink
consultants, who will assist in assessing the scale of opportunity that may be
open to them.
Secondly the seminar will be based
in Aberdeen and will specifically target oil related businesses based in
Scotland who are interested in supporting the Falkland's Oil opportunity. The
seminar will investigate development opportunities that may lead to the
creation of partnerships with Scottish oil industry service companies and
public sector bodies.
“This project is an
important stage in FIG’s oil readiness work, in association with the Chamber of
Commerce and FalkLink. As funding has been provided by FIG for the project,
there will be no charge to participants for either the seminar or any of the
one to one consultation sessions. If you have ever considered an
entrepreneurial step into the oil and gas or military support sector, I
actively encourage you to come along to the seminar, or to book a 1:1 session
with our visiting consultants in order to find out more,” said Steve
Dent, Invenio Director and Falk-link local partner.
Invenio Falkland Islands is a
Falkland Islands owned and operated Health, Safety and the Environment
Consultancy operating throughout the South Atlantic; and has grown from
strength to strength in its first year of operation. Invenio Falkland Islands
is an industry leader in HSE consultancy and training in the Falklands.