The National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) and the National Gas Company (NGC) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will allow for the training of individuals in the maintenance of natural gas-powered vehicles. The signing was attended by Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, and Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs.
“CNG will fuel the energy industry and education minds of the people of this country. What we do here today will energize the landscape of Trinidad and Tobago,” said Karim, who lauded the initiative as it is completely new for both agencies. He asked Ramnarine to strengthen the partnership between their two ministries to expand the program in order to qualify 100 persons within the next calendar year.
“The facilities must be maximized to certify persons, utilizing the resources of NGC CNG to bring the skills and talent of our people up to speed with international acceptance,” said Minister Karim. “The diversification of our economy also hinges and is predicated on our human resource.”
Minister Karim also declared that the partnership between NESC and NGC would fit into the greater plans by Government to fulfil its manifesto. “What we do here today gives a statement to the national community that we are not simply talking CNG, we are building the capacity to deliver on that promise,” he added.
Source: Government Information Service