For Chase and the local workforce development and education efforts it’s supporting, the issue is about line of sight. Building out a website like Petrochemworks.org as a one-stop shop for both employers and jobseekers resolves the mismatch that currently exists between the two groups. One question that remains is how easily jobseekers will be able to access the robust training necessary (noting that experience requirement of one to five years mentioned above) as a result of this new site. The hope is that this central organizing space for the industry will allow thousands of workers to prepare for the jobs available in this in-demand field.
If this all sounds familiar to IP readers, it’s because we reported earlier this year on another online match-making and training effort, backed by the Markle Foundation and LinkedIn, that rolled out in Phoenix and Colorado.