A group of 20 young apprentices from underprivileged families in Indonesia are ready to take their first steps into the engineering construction industry after graduating with ECITB ICE Level 2 qualifications in welding.
The cohort from the Kutai Kertanegara region in East Kalimantan completed the programme in just over three months at the training centre of Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Global Licensed Provider Petrotekno in Batam, Riau Islands Province.
The programme, which was jointly funded by the local government of Kutai Kartanegara with SKK Migas, consisted of three phases – an induction followed by core and technical modules.
The training was dual certified between ECITB Global and BNSP, the Regulatory Authority in Indonesia, to provide the industry with the opportunity to closely monitor the quality of apprentices and ensure training and competency levels meet industry requirements.
It also provides employment opportunities for the apprentices once qualified to the ECITB/BNSP national and international qualifications.
ECITB Global Regional Manager Paul Angus was on hand to congratulate the apprentices at the graduation ceremony, alongside Petrotekno Director Hendra Pribadi and his team, as well as representatives from BNSP, SKKMigas and the country’s national oil and gas company, Pertamina.