At Cascade, we’re taking a new approach to recruiting. We are focusing on the further development and sustainability of the environmental drilling industry as a whole. This includes enhancing people’s perception of our industry and what it is that we actually do. With that comes a need to educate the evolving workforce about the opportunities within our unique industry. These are challenges that any environmental drilling company faces in 2018: a shrinking workforce, a decline in skilled-trade employees, and a lack of interest in blue collar, labor-intensive careers. Change is needed in our industry, and Cascade is taking some crucial steps to make that change a reality.
Developing the talent pool starts with providing a basic understanding of our industry, and what better place to start that education than at educational institutes? We’ve identified trade and vocational schools with programs that teach some of the skills needed to be successful as an environmental driller or technical specialist.