To ensure Guyana has a well-trained cadre of men and women who can take on leading roles in the oil sector, the PPP/C government revealed that it plans to invest a whopping $420.5M for extensive training this year.
According to Budget 2022 which was read by Senior Minister with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, 1,000 Guyanese will be trained in a wide range of areas relevant to the sector.
Under this programme, Dr. Singh said training and certification will be provided to welders, stevedores, heavy vehicle operators, and others. He said this programme will continue into the medium-term and will see up to 4,500 persons trained over the next four years.
Additionally, Dr. Singh said the PPP/C Government will be partnering with the private sector to establish a Guyana Technical Training College with a campus at Port Mourant that will incorporate the renowned GuySuCo Port Mourant Training School. Importantly, that institute will also add new training facilities for oil and gas as well the tourism and hospitality sector.
He disclosed that an initial $260 million is budgeted to commence works at this location in 2022.


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