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This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions.
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MDT International does not believe in rigid, off-the-shelf training prospectuses. All our trainers are hugely experienced, and one of the first things they do on each course or workshop is check the existing knowledge levels of participants to identify exactly in what areas you want to improve your performance.
They then tailor the delivery of the course content to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for – a skill which is only possible when trainers have decades of experience behind them.
In addition, participants are encouraged throughout the course to raise questions and issues which are directly relevant to their own position and experience. MDT International's trainers encourage this dialogue, and derive great satisfaction from recycling lessons learned from their own considerable personal experience.
And all MDT International courses are structured so that everything gets relayed and described in a practical context, and by really experienced trainers who have been, seen and done it before!
In the first instance, group dynamics. You are learning alongside fellow participants from other companies, disciplines, professional levels and even other cultures, so you acquire valuable insights into wider aspects of the oil and gas industry, and other ways of doing things.
Also, our open training courses are exactly that – offer a safe, open learning environment in which it's always easy (and indeed encouraged) to ask the simple question – which is not always true back in the workplace.
Participating in an open training course makes you feel more confident in your own knowledge, and prepared to challenge and promote change and improvement back in your workplace.
On top of which, many participants choose to stay in contact with their fellow students after the course, which is a good way to compare notes on how knowledge gain is being implemented, or benchmark other post-course experiences.
All our trainers are agreed on the value of creating a learning environment which is relaxed, enjoyable and fun. When you create a relaxed, informal classroom environment, participants simply learn more, contribute more and participate more proactively.
Our trainers start every course connecting with the participants and breaking down any barriers as quickly as possible.
As well as overcoming any inhibitions participants may initially feel in wanting to refer to their own personal experiences or situation, having a relaxed environment also often brings out new skills. Many participants with little prior presenting experience, for example, grow very naturally into this role during the course and often end up making confident and highly competent team presentations.
And the learning doesn't stop in the classroom. Our trainers enjoy mingling informally with participants over lunch, comparing experiences and discussing individual perspectives on wider industry issues which have arisen out of the course.
To service the global oil & gas industry it is essential to offer and demonstrate a truly international outlook. At MDT we tick that box having delivered our training courses in over 70 countries and having worked with course participants representing well over 100 different nationalities. In addition, our trainers bring a wealth of practical, international oil & gas industry knowledge and experience to our courses - which they are delighted to share.
Further, our success in developing long-term client relationships and securing repeat/recurring business in various parts of the world provide evidence of our ‘international’ credentials. We are always open to new opportunities, such as, our recent first visit to Cambodia (Country Number 73 in our list of places where we have delivered training).
We look forward to revisiting the 73 and to making our first visit to Countries 74, 75, 76 ……
Since the early 1990’s, we have designed and delivered thousands of tailored in-house training courses for operators, contractors, and service companies in the international oil and gas industry.
For this particular training market, course material can be customised to be company-specific and developed in close consultation with client management and HR/training departments.
In-house training courses share many of the participant benefits of open courses – productive group dynamics, practical application of theory and personal access to some of the most experienced trainers in the industry.
In addition, all MDT International open training courses are available on a tailored, in-house basis.