The Association of Ghana Industries – Energy Service Centre (AGI-ESC) has collaborated with the Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA) to introduce a training and certification program aimed at enhancing the skills of Ghanaian energy professionals.
Madam Yolande de Lange, Executive Director of IEPA, highlighted the significance of engaging energy professionals and providing them with education to meet global standards.
She emphasized the goal of bringing certifications closer to Ghanaian energy engineers, fostering international standards compliance.
“This partnership will connect Ghanaian energy engineers to the outside world and explore opportunities in other countries,” Madam Yolanda stated.
IEPA, with almost two decades of experience, offers certification programs like Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.
Mr. Nath Quarcoopome, Director of Finance and Administration at AGI, expressed gratitude to IEPA, emphasizing the potential for global competitiveness among AGI members through the certification program. He urged AGI members to enroll in the program to gain the latest knowledge in their respective fields.
Mr. Quarcoopome emphasized the crucial role of the energy sector in Ghana's industrial development and noted that training and certification programs would equip professionals with the knowledge needed to thrive in the sector.
The partnership signing ceremony, held at the Buro in Accra, also marked the inauguration of the Association of Energy Professionals Ghana (AEPG). Ing. Darlington Ahuble, President of AEPG, outlined the association's mission to promote scientific and educational interests in the energy industry and foster sustainable development in Ghana.
Ing. Ahuble stated that while the association had been in existence since 2019, the public initiation aimed to expand activities across the country. The partnership and AEPG inauguration signify a significant step towards empowering energy professionals in Ghana.