Port of Spain (ILO News):--- The International Labour Organization (ILO) will present the findings of two reports on the prospective occupational and skills needs in the Guyanese oil and gas and construction industry on 30 November 2022. The reports provide an overview of the main profiles and competencies needed in either industry during the period 2022-2026 as resulting from dedicated establishment surveys and interviews with local stakeholders.
The information can contribute to shaping the ongoing reform of the education and training system in Guyana to address issues of access, equity, quality, and relevance in relation to the changing demands of the economic and social environment.
The ILO estimates that nearly 6 million people are directly employed by the petroleum industry and over ten times that the number of jobs are indirectly created by the industry. Similarly, the construction industry generates jobs for large numbers of people and produces a wide range of products with diverse enterprises.
The findings will be presented by Diego Rei, a Specialist, Employment and Labour Market Policies, and Miguel Macias, manager of the consultancy firm Blindspot who co-authored the study.
Registered regional journalists will be able to follow the virtual briefing via Zoom. The link will be sent in advance.