March 31, 2019 – Georgetown, Guyana – TOTALTEC executives met with members of TVET, Guyana’s national system created to enable Guyana to compete in and excel within a global workforce.
TVET is Guyana’s Technical, Vocational Education and Training Unit, an organization committed to developing the nations technical workforce.
TOTALTEC met with executives of TVET to present training programs designed to equip Guyanese citizens with the technical skills necessary to enter into the emerging oil and gas industry. The is strong alignment between the TOTALTEC industry-specific training to internationally recognized standards, and TVET’s technical and vocational focus, with objectives for training a local, highly skilled workforce.
The meeting included briefing TVET on the International Petroleum & Maritime Academy (‘the Academy’), planned commercialization of customized courses, and discussion of possible engagements to enhance curricula for oilfield services with other technical organizations.
There is a natural alignment between the organizations, with both equally committed to seeing local people, suppliers, and facilities form the backbone of Guyana’s oil and gas service industry. TVET’s mission is to provide a Guyanese workforce with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes contributing to increased productivity and development. TOTALTEC is working to make Guyana an exceptional example of what the discovery of oil can do for a people and a country, training people and supporting partner companies to deliver to their highest performance standards.
Says TOTALTEC CEO Lars Mangal, “This was an important meeting of minds. TOTALTEC and TVET are committed to seeing all Guyana prosper from the development of our new natural resource through a highly skilled workforce. What is required now are the right systems and processes to ensure that all barriers to entry are removed for local people to have access to the skills and training necessary to enter the workforce. We’re looking forward to continuing the conversation with TVET.”