Technical institutes for all capital towns- President Granger announces

to prepare the youth for the oil and gas industry

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, February 9, 2020

His Excellency President David Granger on Sunday announced that technical institutes will be established in every capital town, to prepare youths for the oil and gas sector.

Speaking at a major rally at Bayroc, Wismar Linden, the Head of State reminded that his government has already been working for the youth in several areas, providing employment opportunities. And with Guyana’s current oil and gas industry, the country’s young people must be at the forefront.

Along with the technical institutes, the Head of State said every town will also have access to an enterprise network, which will allow them to set up businesses. Many Lindeners have already benefitted for the Linden Enterprise Network, where they have accessed over $326 million in loans.

“You have a model that we will extend countrywide so that young people in every town will be able to get hands up to help them to get into enterprise. That is what the coalition is doing for people,” President Granger stated.

The Kuru Kuru training centre on the Linden highway, which has been training thousands of youths each year, has also been assisting youths all across Guyana. Currently, the Guyana Technical Institute (GTI) is preparing for the oil sector with a range of programmes related to the sector.

On Friday, February 7, Prime Minister the Hon. Moses Nagamootoo commissioned the $130Million Hinterland Green Enterprise Centre in Annai, Region 9. The centre will offer a curriculum in Sustainable Enterprise Leadership and an Enterprise Support Unit. It will also offer a two-year hands-on course in enterprise design and start-up, management, sustainability, and leadership, as well as access to business support services, allowing the students to contribute to the growth of their communities.

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