Fifteen students of the Guyana Mining School and Training Centre will be trained over the next five days in various areas preparing them for challenges which exist in the country’s expanding extractive industry.
The five day seminar is facilitated by College of the North Atlantic and will see the student being trained in confine space entry, transportation of dangerous good among other topics.
Delivering remarks at the event was Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud, who noted that while there are still gaps in the Country’s extractive industry, it is still sophisticated.
Minister Persaud told the gathering that over the years, efforts were made to develop the capabilities of Guyana’s human resource so that the natural resources sector can be adequately developed.
Persaud said the mining school does not focus solely on gold, diamond and minerals but also on the country’s oil and gas sector which possess tremendous potential.
Meanwhile, acting Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Rickford Vieira said while attention is being placed on the promotion of mining related activities, inadequate attention is being placed on education and research.
In this regard, he said this training provides an opportunity for the students to develop themselves. [Akash Ramlackhan]