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Mozambique: analysis of oil and gas skills training on the cards

Technology and training company 3t Energy Group and EnerMech are forming a new alliance to provide an evidence-based analysis of the current oil and gas skills training in Mozambique.

The newly formed 3t EnerMech, will analyse the skills training of Mozambican Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and compare this to international standards in the oil and gas industry to identify any existing gaps.

The newly formed alliance has been contracted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office which is currently working in partnership with the National Authority of Professional Education (ANEP). This contract with the UK government will help to shape future training requirements for Mozambique’s growing oil and gas workforce.

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3t EnerMech vice president Andrew Noble: “The formation of 3t EnerMech combines our respective knowledge, experience and global reach to deliver training and technologies which create safer, smarter and more sustainable workforces. A core aim of the partnership is to engage with local regions to develop local content and ultimately deliver more highly skilled global workers. Winning this significant piece of work in support of Mozambique’s local content development strategy is of major importance to the new alliance and its strategic objectives.

“Mozambique is a significant player in the global oil and gas market and with activity continuing to ramp up, the country requires a robust, skilled workforce to support new long-term projects. This study will play a key role in future training and development programmes in the country and we look forward to delivering the data it presents.”

Training in the Mozambique oil and gas sector will be brought inline with UK standards

The newly launched joint venture combines the expertise of integrated solutions specialist provider EnerMech and 3t Energy Group, which owns energy sector training organisations 3t Transform, Drilling Systems, Survivex and AIS Training.  

The study will be benchmarked against the UK’s globally recognised Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP). The scheme is managed jointly by not-for-profit energy industry skills body OPITO and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and includes the four key disciplines of electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, process operations, instrumentation and control maintenance.

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Experienced personnel from 3t EnerMech’s UK and Mozambique premises will conduct the research and also create procedures and guidelines to build TVET institutions and courses which achieve ECITB and OPITO standards and accreditation.

3t EnerMech president, Paul Stonebanks: “This new venture will truly transform both the lives of individuals and the communities in which it operates in a positive and powerful way.

“In line with 3t Energy Group’s goal to transform the global training market through technology, the new joint venture will help to bring high quality, industry-approved training rapidly and effectively to those geographical areas that need it most.” 

3t EnerMech is due to deliver the study to the UK Government in the second quarter of 2021.

Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa.