The Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC) launched its inaugural oil and gas seminar for high school students on Friday in Georgetown. As part of a collaborative effort, GOGEC said it is partnering with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company Ltd. (GTT) to educate Guyanese students on the operations of the industry.
Students from Annandale Secondary School and Apex Education were awarded certificates of Attendance at the training today which focused on the opportunities in the Oil and Gas Sector. These certificates were presented by Minister of Public Works, Deodat Indar and the President of GOGEC, Mr. Manniram Prashad.
Presenters at this session were Joel Bhagwandin, Financial Analyst, Bobby Gossai Jr., Senior Petroleum Coordinator at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Sherif Alghali, Partner of Atlantic Oilfield Services, Tony Whyte, Chairman of the International Energy Conference and Expo and Mr. Roubinder Rambarran, Consultant.
The students were given a basic understanding of the economy, how the oil and gas value chain operates, and the various opportunities that exists in the oil and gas and other industries.
The students were also encouraged to pursue their dreams, and to challenge themselves as they are the future of Guyana.
“This is real local content for the future,” GOGEC said. “Today’s session is a start to educate and prepare our students and future leaders for the changes and development that Guyana will experience. As we develop the skills of our youths, we will enable them to take advantage of the opportunities in the oil and gas sector.”
GOGEC said this training programme will cover a 14-month period throughout Guyana and will cover over 50 schools and 1,000 students.
The official launch will be held early in December.