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Virtual Work and the Workplace

The coronavirus pandemic is “the opportunity we never asked for,” said Victor Reyes, managing director at Deloitte, in a recent webinar and virtual panel presented for VMA members. Reyes reviewed trends in work and the workplace. Kevin Kemerer, owner of Precision Pump & Valve Service and a member of the Valve Repair Council, and Roderick Stanley, CEO of VMA member Fetterolf Corporation, joined the discussion.

Video Game Technology Changing the Offshore Industry

One of the most powerful innovations in training staff for offshore oil rigs was developed thanks to the video game industry. Virtual reality, also known as augmented 3D training, has been used by companies such as BP, Shell and others with great success not just for training new personnel, but also for reducing maintenance expenses and increasing safety.

Finding and Developing the People We Need

If industry is to address one of its most significant problems—the lack of skilled workers—it must face two realities: 1) the millennial generation, which in 2015 surpassed all other groups as the largest in the labor force, is significantly different than the generations that proceeded it, and 2) the toolbox for attracting and retaining millennials is different as a result.

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