The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is working to ensure its human resources are properly equipped, trained and developed to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
Addressing members of the media on Monday, GuySuCo’s Head of Human Resources,Michael Carter said they have resuscitated the management trainee programme which will start from December 1.
“A number of University graduates will begin their training in the areas of mechanical, electrical engineering and chemistry and they are specifically for our factories,” he said.
The programme’s duration is 18 months, with 15 being in the technical field of operation while another three months will be used to develop administrative skills and competencies.
GuySuCo has also consulted the University of Guyana to develop a diploma progamme in sugar cane agronomy and sugar engineering for the industry. “These two areas are critical to the field operations,” Carter said.
The Port Mourant Training School will be utilised to develop the skills needed for the industry. The HR manager said the facility has produced the best in engineering in Guyana.
“Port Mourant Training School has been churning out the best and we will continue to do so; we ensure that we have the best engineers that we can have in terms of ensuring the continuity and the operation of our factories,” Carter said.
He noted that the purpose of the programme is to develop a cadre of highly competent staff in the area of agronomy and engineering, capable of taking the industry to the next level.
Meanwhile, the Corporation will be resuscitating the Long Service Award with several employees to be recognised on December 15.
To date, GuySuCo has rehired 270 people at Rose Hall, 226 at Skeldon and 194 at Enmore.
It is expected that more than 3,000 additional workers would be hired at the estates by the end of 2021.