CMDS is designed to provide a comprehensive competency-based approach to training by measuring and tracking worker competence and by providing relevant job-specific training.
CMDS is online and accessible 24/7 from any web-enabled device.
Worker self-assessment and validation data is audited by industry Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and can be used to satisfy certification requirements at Lakeland College in Alberta and
Northern Lights College in BC.
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Workers are assigned a job profile (e.g. Field Operator, Gas Plant Operator, Gas Plant Electrician, Pipeline Operator), which includes generic and site-specific competencies assigned to one or
Each competency identifies the knowledge and skills required for a particular job function,
as defined by industry SMEs and training consultants.
Training resources can be attached to the competencies being measured, and mandatory e-learning modules can be assigned to individual workers.
Validation of competency self-assessments is done by a validator, who agrees or disagrees with a worker's self-assessment.
CMDS is designed to provide a comprehensive competency-based approach to ensure employees and contractors understand their specific job requirements and provide a credible record of achieved
knowledge and skills.
Competencies are developed by workers in industry to reflect the work they do within their facility.
Because it is experienced workers who develop these competencies, it ensures they are relevant and acceptable to the workplace.
Currently the system serves about 5,000 employees and contractors across Canada, in nearly 100 major energy companies – including several multinationals. The program has been accepted by
several post-secondary institutions, with Certificate and Diploma development led by Lakeland College.
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CMDS is the largest and most successful competency-based training program in the Canadian oil and gas industry,
with --- participating companies.