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3t EnerMech becomes first international business to support Guyanese Government to train locals in country

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3t EnerMech has secured a significant contract in South America with the Guyanese Government. As a result of the award win, the strategic alliance between 3t Energy Group and EnerMech, will become the first training organisation from outside of Guyana to set up a base in country and deliver training directly on behalf of the government.

3t EnerMech becomes first international business to support Guyanese Government to train locals in country

Supporting the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Public Service, the organisation will provide its world-leading innovative and sustainable training solutions to help upskill the people of Guyana with technical and competency skills to support roles across multiple sectors via the Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL).

As part of the workscope, 3t EnerMech will develop and deliver a three-stage core trade skills programme through a scholarship scheme. This will provide trainees with the required knowledge to enter the workplace and gain further development via an employer-backed apprenticeship.

The first two phases, which will be delivered by 3t EnerMech in partnership with Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL), will assess candidates existing experience and abilities, and equip them with a strong foundation of health and safety knowledge. This will be delivered via 3t EnerMech’s leading e-learning solutions, using digital technologies, virtual reality, and augmented reality.

During the final stage, individuals will choose from one of three industry-agnostic ‘technical pathways’ and receive interactive, in-person training from experienced instructors. Once complete, all candidates will be awarded an industry recognised Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Level One certification in their chosen discipline.

Christian Brown, CEO of EnerMech, said: “When we launched 3t EnerMech earlier this year, the whole philosophy and ethos of the alliance was to apply our combined expertise in training and technology to develop local content globally and ultimately deliver a safer and more sustainable global workforce. This contract is a significant award for the business and highlights the value that regional governments see in our service offering, which supports numerous industries including mining, nuclear, oil and gas, industrial and renewables.”

Kevin Franklin, CEO of 3t Energy Group added “South America, and Guyana in particular, has been a key focus for 3t EnerMech and we have worked closely with the Guyana Government’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Public Service to tailor our services to their specific requirements. We are committed to upskilling the national workforce and look forward to working closely in country with ECITB and the Ministry of Education to deliver our high-quality training to support the Guyanese and the local economy.”

Professor Jacob, who heads up Guyana Online Academy of Learning, said: “This type of training is a completely new concept for our region and the benefit it brings to our workforce is significant as we look to increase our local content capabilities. Giving local people an internationally recognised level of training such as an ECITB qualification will not only advance our country and economy but help build a more skilled and efficient workforce in Guyana.”

3t EnerMech will look to launch the first phase of the in-country training with the first cohort of 150 scholars due to start on the scheme before the end of the year.

Formed in April 2008, EnerMech provides specialist integrated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and integrity services to the international energy and infrastructure sectors, from pre-commissioning through operations and maintenance and late-life support/decommissioning.

The business is focused on offering a safer, more customer-focused, responsive service at lower cost, while delivering a much greater level of engineering and technical support than competitors can offer. In December 2018, EnerMech was acquired by The Carlyle Group, the NASDAQ listed global asset manager.

EnerMech specialises in providing integrated supply, operations, maintenance and engineering solutions in its core services of Cranes and Lifting, Electrical and Instrumentation, Equipment Rental, Hydraulic products and services, Industrial Services, Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals (PPU), Maintenance and Integrity Services, Training and Valve supply and services.

The group is headquartered in Aberdeen with bases in Great Yarmouth, Bristol (UK); Stavanger, Houston, Pasadena, Sulphur, Casper, Williston (USA), Guyana, Trinidad, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Singapore; Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Gladstone, Chinchilla (Australia); Malaysia, China, South Korea, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola and South Africa.

Image: (From L-R) Alan Sharp, Head of 3t Training Services
Vanessa Yacoob, EnerMech Support Coordinator
Anthony Deen, Program Manager, GOAL
Ronald Singh, Deputy Director GOAL
Gavin Taylor, VP Global Sales and Strategy
Behzad Kazerani, EnerMech Chief Business Development Officer
Darrel Sookdeo, EnerMech Country Manager, Guyana

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