General News of Monday, 13 September 2021
Source: Anthony Mensah, Contributor
Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Honorable Member of Parliament for Sekondi who doubles as Deputy Minister of Energy on Friday represented the Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh at an inaugural ceremony hosted by the Petroleum Commission at the Takoradi Technical University under the Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity Building Programme (AOGC).
The occasion witnessed 150 young men and women selected by the Petroleum Commission to undergo training in various modules at the Jubilee Technical Training Centre at Takoradi Technical University under the Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity Building Programme (AOGC).
Honourable Mercer shared with the beneficiaries, the relevance of this programme as it will make them key contributors to ensuring the participation of Ghanaians in the upstream oil and gas industry.
As a vision, the President of Ghana recognizes the need for our young people to be equipped with skills that will make them competitive in the industry and therefore decisively introduced the AOGC programme.
We are changing the narrative to ensure that Ghana does not only receive petroleum receipts but importantly, its human resource is able to contribute to the industry for economic growth and advancement.
The 6-month training will aim at equipping trainees with skills in Process technician, Instrumentation, Mechanical technician and Electrical technician.
Successful trainees will acquire City And Guilds Level III certification and will not only be suitable for the oil and gas industry but allied sectors such as manufacturing, construction processing, automobile among others.