FOR THE PETROLEUM RELATED
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
FOR EAST TIMORESE
Monday 14th May 2001
The Steering Committee for the Petroleum Related Education, Training and Employment for East Timorese is pleased to announce that its Member Organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop programs designed to enable East Timorese people to compete effectively for employment in the oil and gas industry and related East Timor Government administration.
The term of the Memorandum of Understanding is for twelve months from May 2001 and sets the way forward for the development of an appropriate entity to continue the Steering Committee’s initiatives into the future.
The Steering Committee has also appointed Mr Terry Hudson, of the Australian Oil and Gas Industry Training Consortium (a consortium of Western Australian TAFE colleges), as Program Manager to carry out the development of a training framework and make recommendations to the Steering Committee regarding program implementation. This work will be undertaken during 2001 with a view to formal program implementation during 2002.
The Steering Committee was formed in June
2000 at the initiative of the Members who are:
The signing of the MoU marks the achievement of a significant and practical milestone in the facilitation of oil and gas industry related education, training and employment opportunities for East Timorese
Dr Mari Alkatiri
Chair of the Steering Committee
Primary media contacts are:
East Timor Transitional Administration
Dr Mari Alkatiri
Tel: 0417 464 896
Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Dr Patricia Wells
Tel: 02 6213 7977
Northern Territory Government
Tel: 08 8999 6468
Phillips Petroleum Company
Jim Godlove, Darwin Area Manager,
Tel: 0418 814 364
Timor Gap Joint Authority
Mr Robert Mollah
Tel: 08 8941 1861
Mr George Welch
0407 392 335
Woodside Energy Ltd.
Tel: 0419 835 704
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