But a new £12 million ($17 million) fund was announced at the start of February to help workers move into other roles. These included other positions in the oil and gas, energy or manufacturing industries by offering grants for retraining or further education.
However, the grants will now also support those wishing to become teachers.
"We have a highly skilled oil and gas workforce and it is important that we harness their abilities to benefit the next generation, the future of the industry and the north-east of Scotland," said Angela Constance, Scotland's education secretary, in a press release on Monday.
"Developing options within the £12 million Transition Training Fund will help ensure we don't lose valuable oil and gas sector skills."
While there doesn't seem to be any restrictions on what these workers could teach, the government said their expertise would suit subjects such as science, technology, engineering and math.