Representatives from Carmo Energy S.A., the Carmópolis City Hall (SE), and the specialized well control training and consulting company with Integrated Management System (SGI), Wellcon, conducted a technical visit to Tiradentes University (Unit) and the Institute of Technology and Research (ITP) on the last 2nd of the month.
With the aim of establishing a partnership to qualify a workforce capable of working in the gas and energy production chain, which is highly promising these days, the partnership envisions providing spaces and preparatory courses tailored to the demands of the sector.
The work will take place in a multidisciplinary manner, involving institutions from various segments, all focused on the development of Sergipe in this promising area for the coming years. "This partnership means bringing companies to Unit and ITP so that we can establish paths to work together. After all, here at Unit Farolândia campus, we focus on cutting-edge research in the oil and gas field, thanks to the excellent faculty and students of the undergraduate and graduate programs at Unit. In other words, we concentrate some of what the company [Carmo Energy] needs for the development of this area, which is now being resumed with new energy," explains the Pro-Rector for Postgraduate Studies, Research, and Extension at Unit, Professor Dr. Ronaldo Nunes Linhares.
The idea is that after this initial contact, specific goals and important points for this partnership will be established. "Considering that Unit has two major Postgraduate Programs that specifically deal with the issue of oil and gas, namely Industrial Biotechnology and Process Engineering, and boasts excellence in terms of researchers, in addition to the ITP laboratories that Unit students have access to, and which are funded by Petrobras itself," details Linhares.
"With the new oil company in the municipality, we identified a lot of difficulty in finding professionals to work in various segments of the oil production chain. It is a major challenge for the government to place citizens in the job market and find solutions to make them more qualified to meet these increasing demands. As it is difficult to find these professionals, we are meeting with Unit, ITP, and the training company to find a way to provide training for the people of Sergipe through these educational institutions," evaluates the Secretary of Industry, Commerce, Tourism, and Environment of Carmópolis, José dos Reis.
For the CEO of ITP, Paulo do Eirado, the intention is for all partners to contribute to the qualification of human resources in Sergipe. "We should all come together to improve professional training to work in the gas, oil, and energy chain, which is very promising at the moment. It is an opportunity, especially for young people, to join this market because certainly, good jobs and excellent qualifications will be available not only locally but nationally as well," he considers.
According to Eirado, ITP, located within the Unit Farolândia Campus and part of the Tiradentes Group, is prepared to provide professional training through its state-of-the-art facilities. "This is to align with the profile of the preparatory courses that will be tailored to today's demands. We know that there is a strong government incentive for development in Sergipe, and it is within this scope that we want to contribute by offering our laboratories and the infrastructure of our facilities," reinforces ITP's CEO, Paulo do Eirado.
The Integrated Management System (SGI) coordinator at the training and consulting company, Wellcon, believes that this partnership took too long to happen and is happy about the moment. "Our goal is to unite the state and national needs, as there is a shortage of qualified professionals in the oil, gas, and energy sectors, and we need to develop technologies for the field, especially renewable energy. Unit, with its structure, technical staff, and experience in the oil and gas sector, is an excellent partner in this regard," she reveals. "Our idea is that we already come out with this agenda, seeing all that Unit has to offer, how the government will act so that the student can leave here with a guaranteed job, already being absorbed into the job market," adds Flávia Barbosa.
(by ASSCOM TIRADENTES GROUP)