A skilled and certified workforce is essential, if Trinidad & Tobago contractors and service companies are to access new business opportunities at home and abroad.   While Trinidadian workers are often highly regarded in the global energy sector, much of the local labour force lacks proper certification of the skills.   Internationally recognized certification of skills is vital if Trinidad & Tobago energy service sectors are to increase the export of services and help diversify the economy.

Many companies in the energy services sector have attempted to implement competency development initiatives in order to improve the skills levels of the labour force and to be able to demonstrate these skills to client operator companies.  Progress to date has been slow.  

This workshop will bring together key players within the training and development sector to discuss how the industry can better develop the skills of the local labour force and ensure internationally recognized certification of those skills.  The objective of the session will be to share lessons and experiences and develop an industry-led approach to skills development in the energy sector.

Date: December 7th, 2016
Venue: National Energy Skills Center (NESC)
Corner Rivulet & Southern Main Roads, Point Lisas, Couva
Cost: $100 + VAT
Time: 9am - 11am (Registration begins at 8:30am)

Speakers Include: 

Dr Thackwray Driver, CEO Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago
Dr Michael Bradshaw, Exec. Director, Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago
Mr Sean Miles, Business Development Manager, School of Continuing Education Red Deer College, Alberta Canada
Mr Roger Packer, Managing Director Tucker Energy Services
Representative of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development
Representative of the Ministry of Education

The breakfast meeting will also include the signing of an agreement among ACTT,  Red Deer College and NESC