Lea Lea fisherman Nou Avuru is taking advantage of new career opportunities from the experience he has gained through the Project.
After completing training at the Port Moresby Construction Training Facility, Nou worked as a carpenter and steel worker with an LNG Plant contractor.
When his contract with the Project ended, Nou returned to Lea Lea to consider his future.
While browsing job advertisements in the newspaper, Nou noticed an opening for a steel fixer at the Project’s Hides Gas Conditioning Plant. He applied for the job and was successful because of the skills he had developed in his previous Project role.
“The experience I’ve gained by working at the LNG Plant and here in Hides is not like anything else I’ve done,” Nou said.
“I haven’t just learned new skills. I’ve also learned how to engage with people better and how to work with different people; and I know this will help create opportunities for me in the future.
“If I hadn’t gained this experience, I would still be a fisherman back in the village. I am so grateful to the Project and the subcontractors for the opportunity to develop my skills,” he said.
To help workers like Nou transition to new opportunities after demobilisation, the LNG Plant offers training on how to create a resumé, find jobs, and how candidates should conduct themselves in an interview to gain a competitive edge.
Since the training was introduced in June 2013, more than 950 workers have volunteered for the four-day program taken during their lunch hours.