Natural Gas Field Skills Training

Natural Gas Field Skills Training is a series of training modules for field workers involved in natural gas construction, operations and maintenance. The program, comprised of 77 modules in ten different topic areas, helps prepare field workers for safe, effective on-the-job performance and meet regulatory requirements for operator qualification (OQ) assessments.

This versatile program is offered as online, self-study modules or as training materials for your own instructor-led training. As a supervisor, you can train your workers online or in your own classroom, or you can blend the two options to meet your needs. Supervisors or individuals can also choose only the modules that they need.

"These are exciting and challenging times for our industry with the convergence of incredible growth, a keen focus on replacement of aging infrastructure and our dynamic regulatory environment. This collaborative program with NGA, GTI and National Grid will level the training and qualification playing field across the region and encourage regional "portability" of the contractor workforce while ensuring a consistent approach to ensuring safety, quality and compliance."

-National Grid

Online Learning Option

The online option is available on GTI’s Learning Management System (LMS) and can be purchased by credit card with instant access after the transaction is completed. All user records are maintained on our LMS and can be exported for supervisor reviews and a certificate of completion can be printed upon successfully passing end of course assessments.

The training is organized by category, and each category contains several modules. A module can be taken on its own, or modules from one or several categories may be combined. Users can purchase all of the 77 modules or pick and choose only the modules they need.

The online modules can also be purchased as a site license and installed on your company LMS. All online modules are SCORM 1.2 compliant and should run seamlessly on any LMS that accepts SCORM 1.2 compliant courses.

View a PDF with description summaries of all 77 modules or select the Learn More button below.

Natural Gas Field Skills Online Modules (All 77 Modules)

Online

​Natural Gas Field Skills Training is a series of online training modules for field workers involved in natural gas operations and maintenance. Its aim is to help prepare field workers for safe, effective on-the-job performance and to prepare them for Operator Qualification assessments. 

Instructor-Led Learning Option

The instructor-led training (ILT) materials are available to you in two forms: standardized or customized.

Standardized Training Materials

The Natural Gas Field Skills Training Program with generic field procedures and applications is a turn-key solution for the gas industry. The standardized training materials are designed for a quick turn-around with basic field skill training for utility and contractor staff. The materials are delivered in PowerPoint and Word documents so you can incorporate your company-specific Operator Qualification procedures, requirements and processes.

Each module includes ready-to-use training materials for the classroom suited to both the internal company workforce as well as contracted utility field workers.

  • Presentation—Microsoft PowerPoint files containing colorful graphics, photos, and video.
  • Leader Guide—Microsoft Word files containing talking points for each slide and step-by-step guidelines for activities and discussions.
  • Participant Guide—Microsoft Word files that are helpful follow-along guide for trainees and valuable resource after class.
  • Knowledge Assessment—Trainees must achieve at least an 80% score for successful completion.

 

The Flexibility You Need

The Natural Gas Field Skills Training Program is offered as a packaged program for utility or contracted trainers under a license agreement. GTI will work with you to effectively transfer the learning materials. Flexibility is built into the program, so you can train your workers online, in your classroom, or blend the two options to meet your needs.

Customized Training Materials

Finally, GTI can customize the training materials for you. We will fully tailor and refine modules to meet your company’s specifications and Operator Qualification (OQ) procedures, requirements and processes, as well as provide extensive review and integration of company-specific materials.

Contact us at education@gastechnology.org to discuss your custom learning needs like Northeast Gas Association and National Grid did. Read their case study.

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