Guyana government mulling overseas training in oil and gas for ‘hundreds of the brightest students’ - Panorama Insurance Brokers

Guyana government mulling overseas training in oil and gas for ‘hundreds of the brightest students’

Authorities in Guyana are looking to build a local group of core professionals that would ultimately take over the management of the oil and gas sector. This could see hundreds of Guyanese students being sent overseas to acquire the requisite skills so that they can return to take up key positions in the new oil producing South American country.

“We have to build a bureaucracy in Guyana to manage this development but you’re not going to build that overnight because as you’re working to build the bureaucracy – and bureaucracy in the good sense of the word here I’m speaking about – as you build this core of Guyanese professionals, managers…you also have to regulate the sector so we have to buy the best skills at this point in time until we can build that capacity,” said the country’s Vice President, Bharrat Jagdeo, speaking on a recent interview.

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