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World class training for Guyanese Welders with MOU Signed at Energy Conference

Guyanese will receive world-class training in welding and metal fabrication skill sets, as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with an international company.

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding.

The MOU was signed on the final day of the International Energy Conference and Expo by the Board of Industrial Training, GAICO Construction and General Services, MYER Industries and Hargrove and Associates Inc.

After the training is complete, persons will become recipients of professional certification and approvals in compliance with the American Welding Society Standard.

Chief Development Officer of Myer Companies Bradley Myers said they recognize that there’s great local talent in this field and they are committed to improving the quality of Guyanese welders.

“For us, in our part, it means bringing Guyanese talent to Alabama and training at our facilities for a time period of roughly four months,... and come back here fully certified amongst the best really in the world,”

Myers said.

United States Ambassador to Guyana Sarah Ann Lynch in her brief statement welcomed the initiative, stating that it will provide tremendous opportunities for Guyanese.

United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch.
“I think highly trained Guyanese will be better prepared to get jobs in higher levels, so I think it's directly related to local content and these companies are doing their best to make sure they take already talented Guyanese.”

Meanwhile, Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton said the government recognises that Guyana does not have the international capacity in the oil and gas industry.

Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton speaking with the media.

Minister Hamilton stated

“the capacity is not in Guyana at the moment to take people to that level and so these gentlemen have been working in that industry and I think they can make that great contribution to us. “


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