Friday, 19 November 2010

Libya to train its graduates into petroleum engineering specialists

The Libyan National Oil Company's (NOC) human resources department has said that starting 5th December it will run a training programme aimed at making 1,000 Libyan graduates specialists in petroleum engineering.

The three-month long programme would be supervised by international oil companies working in Libya under a petroleum exploration and production agreement signed with the Libyan government. Over 2000 new graduates have already been recruited by the government to participate in the programme, devised as part of the plan to create a more skilled workforce and shun foreign labour. Almost 5000 oil sector jobs have been created for Libyan nationals since the authorities signed an agreement with 27 of the country's oil companies.

The Libyan government is also planning a corresponding training programme in collaboration with the Libyan Academy for Advanced Studies for new graduates in the areas of accounting, economics and insurance.

Source: Africa News

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