Ghana’s growth potential attracts British training institution in oil and gas

Ghana’s growth potential as a new frontier in oil and gas has attracted one of the world’s leading training institutions in gas and oil, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy into the country.

Craig de Savoye, Business Development Manager, Corporate Training of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and IBC Global Academy says in an exclusive interview with that the Informa Plc institutions have been attracted to Ghana because of the country’s growth potential as a new frontier in the oil and gas industry that is going to transform the economy.

“It is going to provide a lot of interest globally amongst the  international oil companies and locally people will work their way to get into the industry, and it’s going to provide a lot of investment income,” he said.

de Savoye therefore, said Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is in Ghana to provide the training because of the need to develop capacity for both Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians for the oil and gas sector.

Lloyd’s is providing the training through its Ghanaian counterparts, Amitlaw Professional Development Centre (APDC), a sister company of Amitlaw Consulting – experts in maritime law, petroleum commodities and international trade and Amitlaw Shipbrokerage Company Limited.

The Centre is enrolling students for its internationally recognized hybrid Professional Diploma programmes in Oil and Gas, Shipping and Logistics. The training is a combination of online session provided by the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (LMA) and the IBC Global Academy and classroom session to be provided by APDC.

He said, the emergence of the oil and gas industry, and the way the government has structured itself, its approach to the oil and gas industry, the strong background and other commodities that Ghanaians have are the attraction for Lloyd’s interest in Ghana.

According to de Savoye, the response from Ghanaians to the training opportunity that they are offering through APDC is overwhelming.

He said Lloyd’s will like to be the source of high level local talent for all the industries that are related to the oil and gas industry.

Asked what students of APDC should expect, he said “value and excellence.”

Graduates will be awarded the internationally recognized Professional Diploma in any of the following courses; Oil and Gas Management, Offshore oil and Gas Production, Terminal Management, Ship Management, Logistics Management and Ship Finance.

By EmmanuelK. Dogbevi

  1. GH says

    Ghana should be careful who show at our door and proper research should be done before taking these courses. You might take this correspondence courses and pay so much money and end up not having the job you been looking for. The best is to research first which school is worldly recognise and that the diploma awarded will be recognised when required.

  2. Eze45 says

    I took a course from this Lloyd’s before and ended up getting a job as logistics manager for a big oil company . They are big across Africa and lots of oil company recognize their diplomas. Better to have people like dis partner with local company instead of roadside school stealing ur money.

  3. Eric Lewis says

    Training and Education will play a crucial role in ensuring sustainability for Ghana. International expertise will ensure that the Ghanaian Government will match projections stated within the Local Contect Bill. The aim is for 80% of the Oil and Gas workforce to be Ghanaian.

  4. SJ says

    Ive studied with both the IBC Academy and Lloyds. They sister company and real good. My manager was impress with the course and my learnin. Havin the local connect will be icing on my cake.

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