Takoradi Technical University signs MOU with Lone Star University to train Ghanaians in offshore welding

Takoradi Polytechnic 27 Sep 2019 Updated

Takoradi Technical University signs MOU with Lone Star University to train Ghanaians in offshore welding , KNUST , Development


Takoradi Technical University (TTU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lone Star University, one of the leading Oil and Gas certification University in the United States of America to train students in Onshore and Offshore Welding.

The partnership makes Jubilee Technical Training Centre of TTU one of internationally accredited institutions to award certified certificates in offshore and onshore welding in the sub Saharan Africa to play critical role in the oil and gas industry.

Speaking at a signing of the MOU, Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun reiterated the school’s commitment towards equipping locals with the requisite knowledge and skills in the Oil and Gas industry. ‘‘We are poised to spearhead the training improving the human resource in the oil and gas industry in anticipation of the achievement of the 90% local content agenda.

According to him, the University through the Jubilee Technical Training Centre since 2012 has been training Ghanaian in Health and Safety, Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Process Engineering. “With the signing of this MOU provides the framework to develop programs that will enhance the educational experience of students attending TTU and Lone Star Universities to a successful life and are given the resources necessary to succeed” he added.

Signing the MOU, the Executive Director of Corporate College of Lone Star University, Mr. Kenneth Krai, indicated the commitment LSU to improve the human resource in the Oil and Gas industry globally through quality education and training that produces graduates with the skillsets that meet the needs of the industry. “I am excited we found a partner in TTU who share in our vision and are just as committed and passionate about this as we are”, he added.

He was however optimistic that the latest development means graduands from the JTTC will now have another internationally recognized certificate. They will also have tuition that meets international standards and be equipped with skills and knowledge that are relevant to the needs of global Oil and Gas industry in Ghana.

The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. John Bentil reiterated the commitment of the Centre to collaborate with institution with international repute in order to give world class training ot Ghanaians to play critical role in the oil industry.

The collaboration will help us provide quality higher education to deserving Ghanaians with passion to explore their skills in the oil and gas industry. “We are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that our students have a clear pathways to a successful life and are given the resources necessary to succeed. This agreement is the right push at the right time,” said Dr. Bentil.

Source: ttu.edu.gh