Greenline Logistics, provided skills training for 12 welders from the Takoradi Kokompe artisanal garage enclave.

The skills training program was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative at Takoradi Technical Institute.The program enables welders to upgrade their welding skills to meet the standards preferred by the oil and gas industry.

Participants will study basic welding theory and practice in shield and metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting, and gas tungsten arc welding.

The  training is part of a twenty-day TVET programme designed by the Western Region Coastal Foundation (WCRF) to promote skills development as a key corporate social responsibility project for oil and gas companies in the six coastal districts of Western Region.

Instructor for the Skills Program Ron Nickel explained that the training became necessary because most Kokompe artisans had only worked with the 6013 welding electrode, which was outdated and no longer industry-approved. Mr. Nickel said the WRCF seeded Technical Centre of Excellence exposed participants to current electrodes like the 7018.

CEO of Greenline Logistics Soraya Anglow believes the training will help many in the region to qualify for job opportunities available on the market.

Credits: |Obrempong Yaw Ampofo