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Apr 5, 2011

5,000 youth trained for oil and gas sector

The Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI), in collaboration with Goodwill Consulting Group and African Gulf Petroleum, is organising training for Five thousand youth employed in the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), to undertake various courses in the oil and gas industry.

The programme aims at satisfying the Local Content Bill currently before Parliament which requires the oil and gas industry to recruit more Ghanaians into the sector.

 Dr. Shaibu Ahmed Gariba, the Director General of the MDPI, pointed out that trainees will be taken through several modules and courses that will provide them with the basic administrative and technical requirement needed in the industry.

 He explained that 2,000 people from Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, Department, Agencies and the private sector have been registered.

 According to him, the programmes is not designed for a specific target group but opened to the public, especially those who are interested in securing jobs in the oil and gas sector.

 Dr. Gariba noted that the basic requirements needed are good communication skills, the ability to understand the rudiments of the oil and gas sector and the ability to use the knowledge gained to work effectively in the sector.

 He said resource persons for the training programme have been selected from Nigeria, Angola and South Africa, with consultants from the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).

Source: ISD