A training centre for the oil industry has been opened in Sumbe, in the Kwanza Sul province of Angola, at the facilities of the National Oil Institute (INP), Angolan news agency Angop reports.

Macauhub News Agency reports that the centre, which has cutting-edge equipment from the United States, Portugal and Germany, can train 120 students.

It 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 has been funded by the Total group and 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 offers 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.

Source: Macauhub News Agency. For more information, click here.