The National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) and the National Gas Company (NGC) of Trinidad and Tobago have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will allow for the training of individuals in the maintenance of natural gas-powered vehicles.

The signing was attended by Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, and Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, according to a report from the Government Information Service.

Karim lauded the initiative as it is completely new for both agencies and asked Ramnarine to strengthen the partnership between their two ministries to expand the program in order to qualify 100 people within the next calendar year, according to the report.

Karim also declared that the partnership between NESC and NGC would fit into the greater plans by Government to fulfill its manifesto. “What we do here today gives a statement to the national community that we are not simply talking CNG, we are building the capacity to deliver on that promise,” he said.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet