Gateway®

IADC Gateway®

Developed by IADC’s Workforce Development Committee as part of the Workforce Attraction and Development Initiative (WADI). Introduction to Oil & Gas is the first Gateway® training track and is intended to help companies connect with colleges and training providers to attract, hire, train, and promote onshore and offshore O&G workers worldwide.

About the Program

The Workforce Attraction and Development Initiative (WADI), which represents the development phase for new programs initiated by IADC’s Workforce Development Committee, has launched its first program: Gateway.

The first training track within the Gateway program is called Introduction to Oil & Gas. This track is intended to help companies connect with colleges and training providers to attract, hire, train, and promote onshore and offshore O&G workers worldwide.

Potential candidates are recruited and screened for entry-level rig positions, then prepared for employment in the O&G industry. The program offers a standard baseline curriculum comprising RigPass, Awareness-level well control, a general introduction to the industry, behavioral training (human factors), a module on rig life, technical math, rigging basics, electrical and fluid safety, industrial practices, and considerable hands-on training.

This training track is designed to better prepare new employees for working on a rig, thereby helping companies to improve the safety culture in the field while reducing the turnover rate.

If you or your organization want more information about Gateway or want to apply for accreditation, please fill out the following form and email it to gateway@iadc.org: Gateway Request for Information Form.

Yesterday’s expertise. Today’s needs. Tomorrow’s potential.

The drilling industry faces a unique challenge today when it comes to recruiting the right people for the right roles.

An entire generation of experienced and specialized workers is retiring, taking with them their expertise. The modern drilling workforce is training to fill these open roles, while also keeping up with present-day changes and growth. Demand for more workers and a higher level of technological skills is increasing.

IADC’s Gateway program brings industry and educational institutions together to strengthen the ability to find new employees, but also ensure those people are prepared for life on a rig, for contributing to the safety culture, and for achieving competence faster.

For more information contact gateway@iadc.org.

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IADC ‘s Workforce Development Committee assists in the maintenance of the Gateway® program and other key IADC initiatives.

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Jones County Junior College Petroleum Training Center

1200 S Erwin Road
Stonewall, MS 39363 USA
Phone: +1 601-477-4835
Contact: Jody Buchanan

  • Introduction to Oil and Gas

Lone Star Corporate College

20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070 USA
Phone: +1 832-519-2844
Contact: Herbert Garcia

  • Introduction to Oil and Gas

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Program Forms & Documents

Below is a list of current forms and documents used in the Gateway® Program with their latest revision dates. Forms with active hyperlinks may be downloaded from the IADC website in PDF format.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring they submit the latest version of any forms that are maintained on this page. Original content or format must not be modified.

Procedures & Reference Documents

Form ID Title Current Revision
Bulletin 19-01 Gateway Program Revisions March 2019
GTW-01 Handbook of Accreditation Rev 3, March 2019
GTW-01E eLearning Requirements Rev 1, November 2015
GTW-02 Core Curriculum Rev 3, September 2018
GTW-06 Schedule of Fees Rev 3, April 2018
GTW-10 Application Process Flow Chart Rev 2, April 2018
GTW-61 Audit Report Rev 3, May 2019

Application Documents

Form ID Title Current Revision
GTW-02V Course Verification Rev 4, April 2018
GTW-03 Application for Accreditation Rev 5, March 2019
GTW-03F Facility Information Rev 1, November 2015
GTW-03M Course Modification Form Rev 2, June 2018
GTW-04 Attestation and Agreement Rev 2, March 2019
GTW-14 Request for Exception Rev 1, September 2018

Program Administration

Form ID Title Current Revision
ACD-15 IADC Logo Usage Policy Rev 4, September 2016
ACD-63 IADC Corrective Action Form Rev 20, June 2018
ACD-64 IADC Audit Acknowledgement Rev 3, June 2018
ACD-67 Quality Statement & Comment Policy Rev 6, March 2019
ACD-67p Quality Statement & Comment Policy, Portuguese Rev 3, March 2019
ACD-67s Quality Statement & Comment Policy, Spanish Rev 5, March 2019

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