OMNI Helicopters leverages ODITC facilities for SAR recruitment process

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ODITC, the collaborative venture of 3t EnerMech, Orinduik Development Incorporated, and Windsor Technologies, has opened its state-of-the-art assessment and training facilities to assist OMNI Helicopters with their local Search and Rescue (SAR) recruitment process.

The ODITC Centre of Excellence Georgetown provided support to the helicopter operator during a round of swimming assessments for potential recruits. Candidates were also tested on their ability to operate lifesaving equipment and successfully perform an escape from the Helicopter Underwater Escape Trainer (HUET). 

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Ten candidates were evaluated on their ability to fill two critical roles within the SAR team: the rescue swimmer and the winch person inside the helicopter. The assessment aimed to select individuals for eight full-time roles.

Alan Sharp, General Manager, ODITC, said: “These important assessment and training exercises for OMNI Helicopters highlight and reinforce the positive impact our state-of-the-art facility offers the local workforce and fast-growing oil and gas sector in Guyana. It is an honour to be selected  to partner with OMNI to support the organisation’s recruitment and growth which in turn boosts in-country skills, safety training and leading industry standards for the sector.”

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Peter Gay, Country Manager, OMNI said ¨We are very pleased to be able to utilise the ODITC facilities to assess the candidates as part of the selection process as they begin their journey with OMNI Helicopters to support the offshore sector in Guyana.”Established to address the rising demand for new talent in the oil and gas sector, ODITC delivers OPITO-accredited training to workers in the industry.

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