35 professionals secure accredited HR, Logistics certifications from New Guyana School


35 young Guyanese professionals on Saturday graduated with accredited certificates in two areas that are in high demand in the local industry from the New Guyana School’s Center for Professional Studies.

Trained, virtually over a period of 10 weeks by local and international facilitators, 19 persons received their certificates in Human Resources and Talent Management, and 16 received certificates in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

During a graduation event at the school’s Houston Gardens location,  Programme Coordinator Barbara Welch said the school had taken up the serious mandate of training industry professionals to ensure they benefit from new and advanced jobs in the local economy currently being transformed by oil and gas.

Welch was keen to point out that the programmes, which cost $130, 000, each had received the stamp of approval from the National Accreditation Council.

The school has over 1,000 students at the primary and secondary levels but had started offering education to working professionals with 12 diploma courses currently available even as regional universities and training centres have now formed part of the collaboration to offer tertiary level studies.

“We are training Guyanese so nobody comes to take your job,” Welch said while noting that courses are also being offered in other areas such as project management, petroleum technology, and NEBOSH International Courses. “These certificates are acceptable. We have gone through all the due diligence and we are above board. We don’t operate any bottom house situation. What we offer is excellence and integrity,” Welch told the gathering at the graduation.

Young professionals who received certification on Logistics and Supply Chain Management. [Photo: News Room/ July 09, 2022]
Just as the school has produced top students at the Grade Six level and at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) so too has the school been able to produce top regional students through the NEBOSH International Courses.

“The New Guyana School is here to produce the best,” Welch added.

Attending the event as the Guest Speaker was Senior Petroleum Coordinator Bobby Gossai, Jr..

He delivered the feature address and noted that training like the ones offered in Human Resource and Logistics and Supply Chain Management was “part of a new era of benefits to the economy and personally.”

He said that even as attention is placed on oil and gas, local professionals must not forget the other areas of the economy that need services and skilled labour.

“I commend the New Guyana School and its partners for taking the initiative,” he added.

Gossai said even as private institutions train people to work onshore and offshore, the government is also providing the enabling environment for this training to occur.

He said what is needed now is a “practical application of what is learned” to allow “communities and people to advance with the country.”

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