Retrenched GuySuCo workers who are interested in moving into other fields are now being offered the option of computer training at Global Technology.
Minister Holder had a meeting with persons from Global Technology to discuss ways in which the entity can play a role in assisting retrenched GuySuCo workers as they transition into new careers.
During the meeting, CEO of Global Technology, George Melville indicated that the entity is prepared to offer training opportunities in Information Technology (IT) to interested retrenched workers from GuySuCo.
Melville, who happens to be a past employee of GuySuCo, added that Global Technology saw it necessary to play a part in equipping persons to find better paying jobs after they would have lost their jobs due to the closure of these estates. He also indicated that the certification received from Global Technology is recognised globally.
Minister Holder encouraged the team to extend the offer to family members as some of the retrenched workers may have other immediate relatives who have more of an interest in the training.
Melville indicated that Global Technology’s current budget for this exercise is GY$8M.
Global Technology will soon be collaborating with GuySuCo to commence a sensitisation programme to build awareness among the retrenched workers and their families about the programmes being offered. The training exercises will be held at the different estates.