ISQ has just signed a partnership with Instituto Camões for the implementation of the action “More Employment for the youth of Cabo Delgado”, which will run until the end of 2022. The goal is to increase the economic opportunities of the population of Cabo Delgado, in particular its younger population, contributing to the improvement of access to employment in activities related to the natural gas industry.
It is worth remembering that ISQ has a long experience of intervention in the oil and gas market in Angola, Brazil, Norway, Gulf Countries and North Africa, where it provides inspection services, technical consulting, testing, training of human resources, in addition to supporting companies in the areas of certification, inspection and testing. Therefore “the partnership with Instituto Camões in this activity sector and in that region of the world was natural for us, and we are very honored to be able to contribute to a better future for young people in Cabo Delgado in regards to their employability”, emphasizes Pedro Matias, president of ISQ.
As a training and quality certification institution, ISQ will provide support in the areas of technical assistance, training of instructors and institutional capacity development to Mozambican training institutions. It will therefore provide qualified support to micro, small and medium Mozambican companies through the “certify to compete” platform, as well as the “certify Mozambican SME” consultancy, both in terms of technical capacity building and implementation of key qualifications, defining the respective programmatic content.
This initiative is expected to impact business owners in the value chain of the natural gas industry operating in Cabo Delgado, technical teams, teachers, trainers, training and employment technicians, professional mentors, and hundreds of young Mozambicans may benefit from it.
“+ Emprego” is the result of a partnership between the European Union and Camões, I.P. and represents a European commitment to the development and stability of Cabo Delgado province, taking into account the worsening security and humanitarian situation in that region.