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IPMA Graduates First of 120 Guyanese in Historic Drive to Ramp Up Supply Base Capacity

July 22nd, 2019 – Georgetown, Guyana – The first graduates from a recently announced joint project between Guyana Shore Base Inc. (GYSBI) and TOTALTEC Oilfield Services have successfully completed their training program and are moving into their first roles in the industry.


In June 2019 GYSBI and TOTALTEC announced a joint program to recruit and train 120 Guyanese to work at the Shore Base in Georgetown, Guyana. GYSBI already employs over 200 Guyanese on the shore base in various positions. The additional 120 are required to keep pace with the increase in offshore activity, with new rigs coming in and the ExxonMobil Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) now at sea on way to Guyana.


The TOTALTEC International Petroleum and Maritime Academy (IPMA, known as The Academy) includes industry experts who developed course curricula tailored specifically to the needs of the supply base, beginning with instilling the strong safety culture critical to the oil and gas industry.


Says Lars Mangal, CEO of TOTALTEC, “To hire, train and recruit this many Guyanese in such a short time frame presented significant challenges. I’m proud of the team who have worked tirelessly to develop our graduates through best-in-class knowledge and skills training, with emphasis on safety.”

Pictured below is a class of 20 completing the Hazard Identification at GYSBI yard.

The first batch of graduates are now in their final week of practical courses and assessments. Upon graduation this class of 30 Guyanese will immediately fill various roles at GYSBI, including Slinger Banksman, Forklift Operator, Crane Operator, Truck Operator and HSE Officer.




The second batch of graduates will finish their 3-week course of Advanced Oil and Gas Safety Theory on Saturday the 20th of July, and will begin their 3-week Practical Training course on the 21st of July, before beginning work in mid-August.


Prospective candidates should visit https://www.totaltec-os.com/careers for instructions on how to apply.

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