Angola opens training centre for the oil industry

28 October 2013

A training centre for the oil industry was opened Friday in Sumbe, in Angola’s Kwanza Sul province, at the National Oil Institute (INP) facilities, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The centre, which has cutting-edge equipment from the United States, Portugal and Germany, can train 120 students.

The centre offers training in mechanical construction, metal construction, plumbing and gas, maintenance and industrial automation, electricity and energy, information technology, design, quality and the environment.

The centre was funded by the Total group an by the Angolan central government and is intended to prepare young people to enter the labour market and bring vocational training closer to the reality of businesses’ needs.

The INP was set up in 1983 and offer courses in oil geology, mining, drilling and production, gas processing, refinery, oil instrumentation, oil installation mechanics, industrial electricity, production and refinery operators and has 83 teaching staff. (macauhub)