Responding to the need for career preparedness, The New Guyana School and El Dorado Offshore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide students with training to gain employment in the petroleum sector.
The brief signing ceremony was held Thursday at the school, located at Roxanne Burnham, Georgetown.
This agreement will see current, past and future students being trained and certified for positions in the oil and gas industry.
Students will also gain access to mentorship and be in line for recruitment at El Dorado Offshore. Barbara Welsh, the programme manager at the school, said this agreement will help the students to become better equipped to meet workforce demands.
“We continue to develop the requisite programmes needed to equip our students to function effectively and efficiently in our diverse economy.
“This signing is strategic since it gives us and our students an assurance that training in different areas we offer is setting them out on an exciting journey in their new careers and indeed to contribute meaningfully to Guyana’s economic prosperity,” Welsh said.
The school has actively worked to find programmes that will prepare its students for roles in society and this agreement is a further step to ensure that students can find jobs soon after graduating.
It will allow for career workshops on technical and soft skill training, provide scholarships with energy clients for top performers and assist in the development of resume profiles for students.
The Recruitment and Manpower Agency has embarked on a five-year plan to have similar commitments with other organisations to provide training for employees.
In keeping with this commitment, Sorona Samaroo, the Vice President of El Dorado Offshore said: “We hope to empower students in Guyana to check out their plan for their career path and to push them towards the edges, have the greatest capabilities with the courses offered by new Guyana school and the job opportunities and internship opportunities with Eldorado offshore.”
Meanwhile, the company’s Human Resource Manager Sherry Ferrel committed to having the students of the school be considered for all the services that the company offers.
She said “El Dorado Offshore’s approach to recruitment and selection is to be fair and transparent to candidates, clients and the general public alike.”