Sol Guyana Inc. and the Government Technical Institute (GTI) today signed an agreement renewing their three year partnership.
The partnership sees a three year sponsorship pledge and secures the future for students under the Motor Vehicle Engine Systems programme. The inaugural agreement dates back to 2018.
Under this partnership, Sol Guyana will provide two of the selected students with annual job attachments along with a prize to the highest performing student. Additionally, lubricant technical training will be provided. This will be done in partnership with shell lubricants.
Also staff and students enrolled in the programme will be provided with personal protective equipment and the classroom used for the Motor Vehicle Engine System programme will be refurbished annually.
In brief remarks, Dr. Renita Crandon Duncan, Principal of GTI underscored the pivotal role partnership of this nature plays in the lives of students.
“Partnerships like these are necessary especially when we can bridge the gap what we do here at GTI and what our students will learn when they go into industry. So it is important for us to have that collaboration […] we at GTI are extremely happy to have this collaboration because it allows our students to have not only employability skills but to be able to work with the technologies and expertise that are necessary for when they enter the world of work,” she told the small gathering.
In supporting her, Deputy Chief Education Officer, Dr. Ritesh Tularam said partnerships of this nature are welcomed and supported by the Ministry of Education (MoE). He also encouraged the trainees to make full use of the opportunity.
“Here is where you have the opportunity to maximise all the possibilities that are here before you. Engage, be productive , be strategic, look at what is before us in terms of the plethora of things we can have ourselves engaged in and so I always believe the kindle rest in the younger generation of people that will mould and make a significant, tangible and a purposeful contribution to this our beautiful country Guyana,” Tularam emphasised.
Meanwhile, General Manager of Sol Guyana, Earl Carribon said the company is happy to be a partner of the GTI as this shows the company’s commitment towards advancing education.
“There is no investment that is more important or more sustainable than investment in people,” he noted.