17/11/2022 Press release
THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL INSTITUTE OF PEMBA AND TOTALENERGIES SIGN AGREEMENT TO TRAIN 390 YOUNG PEOPLE IN CABO DELGADO
The Industrial and Commercial Institute of Pemba (IICP) and TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, as operator of the Mozambique LNG project, signed today, in Pemba, a memorandum of understanding that aims to establish the structure for the operationalization of the vocational training of 390 young people in Cabo Delgado. For the implementation of this memorandum, the Mozambique LNG project, under its CapacitaMoz initiative, will invest for the first-year cycle about 250,000 US dollars.
In this first training cycle, the training of 390 young Mozambicans will cover the fields of Oil and Gas Processing, Industrial Electricity, General Mechanics and Hospitality and Tourism. The memorandum also envisages the development of a training program for trainers, focused on the employment of equipment for training in Oil and Gas Processing, as well as support in the construction of an Auto Mechanics workshop.
During the signing ceremony, Acissa Carimo, the Permanent Secretary of the State Office for Vocational Training, said that “the provision of high level and relevant vocational training for the labor market can only be materialized if there is a strong involvement of the entrepreneurial sector in the activity of the training centers. In this context, we want to congratulate TotalEnergies for bringing itself closer to the IICP of Pemba for the establishment of a partnership that aims at the improvement of the training quality as well as the grade of the students to be trained.”
For the director of IICP, Gustavo Barrote, "this partnership with TotalEnegies is more than welcomed because it will boost our qualifications as professionals and in parallel, it will help us to position our students next to every other institution of vocational training. The funds will be mainly directed towards certifications in oil and gas, hospitality and tourism, industrial electricity and general mechanics. The country is growing, and I believe that in the years to come we will have companies and institutions able to benefit from this skilled workforce.”
In turn, Stéphane Le-Galles, director of Mozambique LNG project, said: "Despite the fact that we remain in force majeure and therefore with our operations suspended, we remain committed to the development of the country and Cabo Delgado in particular. Investment in local content is part of that objetcive and a strong commitment by Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies."
Le-Galles added that " with the signing of this memorandum, we take another step in the implementation of the commitment made under the Memorandum of Understanding, signed with the Government of Mozambique last January, regarding the implementation of training initiatives aimed at supporting the development and operation of the Mozambique LNG project. Additionally, this act follows the recommendations of the Market Study of Cabo Delgado that we recently carried out, thus constituting another important step in the implementation of our Local Content Strategy, which is in line with the Unique Local Content Programme established by the Government. In effect, the 390 young people who are going to be trained will join the 2500 young people who will be trained over a 5-year period in Cabo Delgado, in a partnership already underway between TotalEnergies and IFPELAC, under our CapacitaMoz initiative."
CapacitaMoz is an initiative led by the Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies, which serves as a platform for capacity building for Mozambicans. In the context of this project, capacity building is the process by which individuals and organisations obtain, improve and retain skills, knowledge, competence, experience, tools, equipment and/or other resources necessary to perform their work competently.
About TotalEnergies in Mozambique
In Mozambique since 1991, the Company operates in two segments: Marketing & Services and Exploration & Production.
TotalEnergies Marketing Moҫambique S.A. is a major player in the downstream petroleum products market with a nationwide gas stations network, industrial and exploration customers, and activities in lubricants and logistics areas.
TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies, operates the Mozambique LNG project with a 26.5% stake, together with ENH Rovuma Área 1, SA (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Limited (20%), ONGC Videsh Rovuma Limited (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.