National Science Fair winners tour SBM Offshore

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On January 13, the winners of the National Science Fair, accompanied by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, the Honourable Charles S. Ramson, visited SBM Offshore’s office on Sheriff Street, Georgetown.

This visit is aligned with the company’s focus on providing Guyanese with information on its operations and the oil and gas sector, so as to encourage local participation in the industry.

Minister Ramson and the winning students were given a guided tour of the office facilities, which culminated with a presentation on the company’s operations, sustainability footprint via local sustainable development projects, and career and training opportunities.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson Jr, other ministry official, company representatives and the students during their tour of SBM Offshore (Photo: MoCYS/ January 13, 2023)

General Manager, Martin Cheong in his comments to the Science Fair winners said that he hopes that the introduction to the operations at SBM Offshore and the oil and gas sector inspires them to examine their ambitions and goals for the future, particularly those nearing completion of their secondary education.

He noted, “SBM Offshore has several opportunities for the development of Guyanese through our training programmes, all of which are nationalised and aim to train and prepare young people for entry into the oil and gas industry.”

Minister Ramson, in his remarks to the students said, “Take this opportunity as the stepping stone to opening your horizons and start to think about where else you can go and how soon you can get there.”

Ronessa Romalho, a sixth form student of President’s College expressed, “This opportunity was very educational and interesting and I learned a lot. I am now interested in the oil and gas industry and in SBM Offshore’s operations.”

SBM Offshore continues to pursue programmes that will propel local content development forward, and place Guyanese in key roles in its operations. (SBM Offshore press release)

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