Kaieteur Block partner, Cataleya Energy initiates free training for Guyanese to support economic diversification

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Cataleya Energy Limited, a locally owned and controlled partner in the Kaieteur Block, has initiated a free six-month training course for Guyanese, all in an effort to support President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s push for a diversified economy.

Speaking with OilNOW, Co-Founder & Director of Cataleya Energy, Ryan Pereira, stated that the training is intended to upskill interested Guyanese nationals to access opportunities in the expanding economy.

Pereira said the programme will be conducted by ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc. at its Parade Street Office, in Georgetown. It is intended to target stakeholders in the agriculture, agro-processing, tourism and hospitality, and manufacturing industries. The training will be conducted through 12 three-hour sessions bi-weekly, which will include both technical and practical skills with 12 focus areas spanning the six months cohort.

This programme is steered by the company’s vision for more Guyanese-driven leadership and capabilities across all sectors in Guyana. The Cataleya Energy Director indicated that he understands that a diversified economy is paramount to the nation’s success and said the programme will help to facilitate President Ali’s vision of increasing productivity and sustained growth across various industries.

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Pereira also shared that the programme caters for 20 participants who will receive a certificate at the end of the exercise. He noted that ActionINVEST was chosen to facilitate it due to the feedback it received regarding the success and effectiveness of its courses.

Pereira stated, “It was based on our experience with them. The participants from an affiliate company had recently completed a few of the same training modules. We noticed a remarkable improvement in the performance of the team members that participated.”

Training for the programme will commence on September 15, 2022 with a completion date of March 23, 2023. The deadline for applications is September 6.

Due to the overwhelming response from Guyanese for this training session, the Director also shared that the company will facilitate an additional exercise which will cater to 20 or more applicants. He was keen to note that education and knowledge transfer are vital components of Cataleya Energy’s local content drive. The company also plans to explore other areas of capacity building and workforce development.

For more information, persons can call 592.223.5583 or email [email protected].


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