The Project relies on the highly specialized skills of qualified staff, and despite the challenges of finding some of these locally, the Project has maximized construction phase employment opportunities for Papua New Guineans, while also preparing workers for future opportunities both inside and outside the Project.
To date, we have delivered more than 2.13 million hours of training, which has focused on developing the technical and professional skills of workers by exposing them to new challenges and working environments. Project-provided training included construction training at two specially created facilities in Port Moresby and the Highlands. Together, these facilities have trained more than 1,600 workers, 30% of whom were women, since 2011.
Almost 140 operations and maintenance technicians have been trained, establishing the future workforce for LNG operations. After extensive training, mentoring and practical experience, these young Papua New Guineans will be responsible for operating and maintaining the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant and the LNG Plant during production.
The Project has provided various demobilization and transition activities for workers. By providing training on how to seek and apply for other job opportunities, we are helping workers build long-term employment opportunities beyond the Project.
2.13 million training hours provided to Papua New Guineans through 11,550 training courses and activities
More than 10,000 Papua New Guineans trained for construction and operational roles
21,200 people working on the Project at peak employment, including almost 9,000 Papua New Guineans