Lunch and Learn with Aberdeen College
15 August 2012
Venue: Aberdeen College, Altens Centre, Hareness Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3LE.
Subsea companies had the opportunity to visit the state-of-the-art oil and gas academy facilities and world-class training opportunities at a "Lunch and Learn” seminar in Aberdeen on 15 August.
More than 20 companies took part in the session organised by industry body Subsea UK, at Aberdeen College’s ASET facility in Altens.
Aberdeen College principal, Rob Wallen was joined by David Brooks, sector manager, engineering and construction of Aberdeen College and Atholl Menzies, chief executive and executive director of ASET at the seminar.
They outlined the vast range of cutting-edge teaching facilities and technology available at ASET, and gave an overview of the new developments in training for the oil and gas industry, particularly how the subsea sector can benefit froma number of the availablecourses.
Neil Gordon chief executive of Subsea UK, who welcomed delegates to the session, said: "Learning sessions like these offer delegates the chance to find out about the region’s world-class capabilities in design, research, training and technology development.
"The UK subsea sector is continuing to go from strength to strength and it is important that we continue to train our people to be the best in the world as well as inspiring others to join the industry. Investment in new facilities such as the oil and gas academy at ASET is absolutely vital to the long-term sustainability of our industry.”
Principal of Aberdeen College, Rob Wallen said, "Aberdeen College and ASET are delighted to have been given this opportunity to welcome delegates from the Subsea industry to our new premises at Altens.We hope they found the event both interesting and informative.
"The College and ASET have both invested significant sums of money in upgrading key facilities – most noticeably our new production training platform. We are confident that we have the facilities which will allow us to continue to underpin the training needs of the North Sea industry, and fulfil global demand for specialist training.”
ASET (Aberdeen Skills and Enterprise Training Ltd), a subsidiary of Aberdeen College, has invested over £10 million in the latest technology and teaching facilities to ensure it offers the best training for the oil and gas and marine industries.