EnCana builds talent pipeline into high school classrooms

How one company is building a relationship with future recruits
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2006

The world of work maybe galaxies away in the minds of 15-year-olds just starting high school, but one oil-and-gas employer is already working on “building a relationship” with these future recruits.

“Our industry is definitely experiencing a lack of skilled workers and will be in the future,” said Mary Ann Steen, manager of community investment of the Calgary-headquartered EnCana.

“So we’ve made it a high priority to address that issue. We’re working toward educating youth about a career in oil and gas, and to start developing relationships with some of these young people who are going through this particular pilot program. They are potential employees for our company.”