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Rigworld and ESP to Introduce Industry Courses in Senegal

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rigworld Training Center (RTC), out of Ghana, signed an agreement with the Ecole Superieure de Dakar (ESP) to introduce oil and gas specific courses aimed at meeting demand for local expertise in Senegal. RTC’s new agreement with ESP is expected to upgrade local skills in order to shape young professionals to engage in the oil and gas and mining sectors.

Daba Dieng, Rigworld Group West Africa Manager stated: “This model of partnership between African structures (Ghana and Senegal) comes at the right time to meet the challenge of vocational training adapted to new jobs emerging in oil & gas, mining, etc.”

The agreement follows Senegal inaugurating a National Petroleum Institute (INPG) to shape oil and gas engineers in Q4 2018. In order to increase numbers and training options, the private sector is also taking on the challenge. Dubai-based Dermon Oil & Gas announced the launch of an academy just a few weeks ago.

Rigworld Training Center is a Ghanaian-owned, ISO 9001:2015 Oil and Gas accredited safety training center that excels in providing a range of client-focused safety training services and products to the offshore and onshore oil and gas, maritime, underwater, construction, and general hazardous industries.

The Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique is a public institution with a regional vocation, attached to the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.