Fourth batch of young Guyanese certified in oil and gas safety
Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Dated: February 26th, 2019
A total of 25 Guyanese, including three women, graduated from the TOTALTEC Academy on February 21, 2019, bringing the number of persons to complete the one-year old programme to over 100.
The graduating class is now trained and ready to join oil and gas operations. The group also included 11 who were formerly in the sugar and mining sectors, TOTALTEC stated in a press statement.
It said that all trainees graduated with industry recognized qualifications, critical to work in the sector.
The graduation ceremony was attended by representatives from the Guyana government, Schlumberger, Guyana Shore Base Inc. (GYSBI) and numerous other companies operating in the country’s emerging oil and gas industry.
In his remarks, Guyana’s Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin noted that with the advent of the oil and gas sector, huge economic transformations are expected to occur. He noted that the Government of Guyana strongly supports training programmes that are aimed at building local capacity.
“As a government, we believe that local capacity must be built to the extent that Guyana’s oil and gas sector employs Guyanese at all levels and across all skill sets. And this, in turn, will not only benefit the petroleum sector but all the other sectors of our economy since many of the skills that are acquired in the oil and gas sector are needed in other fields,” Mr. Gaskin stated.
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