LSC System, Brazil forge energy-based intellectual swap
Two memos of understanding were signed recently by Mayor Annise Parker and Lone Star College System Chancellor Richard Carpenter in Brazil.
According to a press release, the first memo established partnerships between LSCS, the Houston Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and the Escola Politecnica da UFRJ, which is one of Brazil's top public universities.
The memo includes faculty, student and intellectual capital exchanges to provide oil and gas industry-specific education and training in Brazil.
The second memo says the Brazilian-based Center for Excellence in Engineering Procurement and Construction would team up with LSCS and PANGEA to develop relationships with Brazil's national oil company, Petrobas, and other Brazilian companies to train deep-water drilling personnel, the press release said.
The agreements will also include a working relationship with the International Association of Drilling Contractors.
The training in Brazil is being funded by the companies involved. LSCS will also seek state work force development grants to fund local training.
Currently, LSCS works with multi-national corporations to identify their work force needs in Brazil in efforts to identify training measures to develop better workers locally and in Brazil, according to the press release.
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