For Immediate Release
February 7th, 2018
LearnCorp and School of the Nations Joint Venture
Georgetown, Guyana – LearnCorp International Limited (LCI) and School of the Nations (Nations) today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership to set up a Joint Venture. The Joint Venture will implement a 5 year workforce development and technical skills program for Guyana. The recent discoveries of significant resources located at Liza, Payara, Liza Deep, Snoek and Turbot within the Stabroek block are exciting and welcome news for the people of Guyana. The FID and awarding of major contracts in 2017 has signaled a real and immediate need for workforce development initiatives.
Nations and LCI recognizes the significant potential economic benefits that will come to Guyana from the recent activities resulting from the oil and gas discoveries in the country. Nations plan to design, build and operate a vocational skills training centre in Guyana to provide a qualified labour pool for the market. This will create rewarding employment for Guyanese citizens and provide opportunities for the future. Through a staged approach, LCI & Nations will develop infrastructure and resources within Guyana to meet the education and training needs for the youth of our country. Key components will include opportunity identification and early project initiatives, training program development, delivery of education and training programs and capacity building.
As a global leader in training for the oil and gas sector, LCI recognizes the importance of local content and is committed to providing economic and social benefit to Guyana. “We are excited to finalize a Joint Venture agreement with Nations,” said Ms. MacIsaac, President of LCI. “Over the next five years, we will work together to build capacity and provide an excellent workforce development program for the country of Guyana. We are particularly grateful for the support and assistance provided by the Canadian High Commission in Guyana and government agencies to aid in the development of this strategic partnership.”
Dr. Brian O’Toole, the Director of Nations commented, “ We are delighted to be partnering with LCI from Canada on this exciting venture. LCI has over 20 years experience in this field working literally all over the world. We eagerly look forward to offering training courses in the areas of electrical, mechanical and operational processes.”
About LearnCorp International Limited (LCI)
LCI is a world leader in the development, customization and delivery of workforce development programs with experience providing training for international floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) projects. LCI develops unique education and training solutions for the energy sector that includes but is not limited to Basic Skills, Foundation and High School Top Up Programs as well as Advanced Skills Training and Competency Assessments for Specialty Operations and Maintenance (ex: operator, mechanic, instrumentation, electrical) Technicians. A Certificate in Petroleum Operations is also available through Cape Breton University in Canada. For more information visit www.learncorp.ca .
About School of the Nations (Nations)
Nations is a private tertiary education provider with more than 20 years of experience working with some of the leading Universities in the world to offer quality education in Guyana. Nations sees education as a means of realizing potential and a powerful force in the transformation of society. Registered with the National Accreditation Council, Nations offers a wide range of qualifications including MBA, LLB and a number of Advanced Diplomas and Certificates from various awarding bodies, including the Universities of Cambridge, London and Bedfordshire and the Association of Business Executives (ABE).
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