Guyana is discussing with Canada a new training initiative that will see beneficiaries landing jobs with a starting salary of US$30,000 a year, President Dr Irfaan Ali announced Tuesday night.
In the first phase, Dr Ali said the initiative will target 2,000 Guyanese, training them in “essential skills” that will be certified by the best.
He made the announcement while speaking at the 31st anniversary gala and dinner of the Private Sector Commission.
The President said discussions have already begun with ExxonMobil and other partners in the development of oil offshore, along with other major internationals working in Guyana, so they can absorb those who will be trained.
“We are looking at this innovative initiative to create high value jobs,” President Ali said.