The Petroleum Commission has recommended Baker Hughes/GE on its conclusion to train 5 Ghanaians to develop into internationally accredited and certified welders.
The education which is estimated at a price tag of $250,000 is element of attempts to assist the Accelerated Oil and Gasoline Capacity programme. The programme is aimed at building the capability of the Ghanaian youth by equipping them with the relevant capabilities set necessary for the upstream petroleum field.
The 8-thirty day period to a yr system in stainless metal welding, at the Northern Alberta Institute of Engineering, will equip the beneficiaries on their return, with the potential to practice quite a few far more Ghanaians to support the business.
The pupils are drawn from KIKAM, Takoradi Technical University and the Regional Maritime University.
They will advantage from a deal, that caters for their tuition, visa, accommodation and transportation.
This work is in response to a simply call built by the CEO of the Petroleum Fee, Mr Egbert Faibille Jnr. for Baker Hughes to aid Ghana’s area content enhancement initiatives and the AOGCP when a delegation led by the Vice President accountable for Africa Operations, Ado Oseragbaje paid out a courtesy contact on the Fee, September last year.
This work in accordance to Egbert, will enable cut down the Expatriate-Ghanaian ratio in the upstream petroleum market.
In that conference, the business confident the Computer system of its dedication to assistance the AOGC programme by hinting of an currently existing education of about 100 Ghanaian pupils at an on-line digital academy at a expense of $6,000 each individual.
Mr Faibille Jnr. while commending also urged them to comply with the pertinent guidelines which include L.I 2204 among the other people.
He also certain that with the path taken to commit in coaching Ghanaian welders, Baker Hughes will sign-up its identify in the annals of the Ghanaian upstream petroleum neighborhood content material and localisation initiatives.