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Lakeland College to help develop oil and gas sector in Ghana

Lakeland’s School of Energy plans to share their knowledge and training to grow the Republic of Ghana’s oil and gas sector.

The college will develop training, academic and research activities for people in Ghana and their educational facilities after signing a memorandum of understandings with the Western Region Coastal Foundation and Seaweld Engineering.

Dean of Lakeland’s School of Energy Ben Sey said in a statement that these agreements are in line with Lakeland’s goal to leverage their courses and programs to provide training in the oil and gas sector globally.

Sey travelled to Ghana after the college was contacted by CPI Training, a Canadian company that focuses on corporate and industrial training in different parts of the world. Sey toured facilities and institutions, as well as started training conversations with the West African country.

According to the MOU, Lakeland will facilitate updates and develop educational programs related to its petroleum management and gas process operator programs for the Regional Maritime University of Ghana.

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“The terms of the MOUs are broad enough to include other courses Lakeland has to offer. The agreements open up the possibility of developing various modules consisting of different Lakeland College courses and programs,” said Sey.

The college also plans on sending an instructor to train instructors in Ghana once these programs are introduced.

In October, Lakeland will have a seat at a national conference to discuss industry standards for training and certifications for the extractive industry in Ghana.

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