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Farmsup collaborates with LTI to offer crucial training

The Linden Technical Institute and Farm Supplies Limited (Farmsup) last Friday officially launched the Heavy Duty Operator Training room at the Linden Technical Institute (LTI). Operations Manager for Farmsup Schelte Van Dijk said that the training room will facilitate the training of participants in safety, environment, equipment maintenance and operations.

Farmsup Operations Manager Shelte Van Dijk, Principal of LTI Dennis Jaikarran and the two trainers for the heavy duty equipment training programme inspect one of the simulators.

Farmsup Operations Manager Shelte Van Dijk, Principal of LTI Dennis Jaikarran and the two trainers for the heavy duty equipment training programme inspect one of the simulators.

He added that they would also be trained in operating excavators, articulated dump trucks reloaders and bulldozers Van Dijk said.

“This project is to support the request that we are getting for trained operators for mining, construction and agriculture, which are the main industries right now in Guyana.

This is the first of its kind, there no other institutes in Guyana offering equipment operator training other than private entities,” he added.

He pointed out that the training programme is partially sponsored by the Government of Guyana, Farmsup and the Linden Technical Institute.

The training courses are expected to run for eight weeks, and although it will be integrated into the current LTI curriculum, additional classes will be implemented to accommodate persons not attending the institution.

Ten students are expected to graduate every eight weeks from the programme. Approximately G$7million has been expended on the project so far Van Dijk explained.

Deckland Belle, a senior lecturer at LTI, and Kebron Singh have been earmarked to train participants in the equipment operator training programme.

Belle said that persons 18 years and older are eligible for the programme.

Another Senior Lecturer, Dinelle Boyce, who has the responsibility for the mechanical Department of LTI said that the programme aims to train persons in heavy equipment operating.

“This programme is being sponsored by LTI in collaboration with Farmsup and Troy Resources mining company.  And our aim is to train persons in heavy equipment operating- not only persons from within this community but from across Guyana as a whole,” said Boyce.

He added that “We have a brand new facility here which was done by Farmsup- that is the internal works, and they have also put in some simulators to facilitate the simulator aspect of the training.”

The simulator training will precede the actual live training, where the trainees will be engaged on the machines.

Among those addressing the gathering at the launch of the training programme were: Chairman of the Board of Governors of LTI, Mr. Gordon Gumbs; Principal of the Institution, Mr. Dennis Jaikaran, as well as senior lecturers and trainers.

Both Gumbs and Jaikaran applauded the project and thanked all those involved in its launching.

Source: Kaieteur News | http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2015/09/20/farmsup-collaborates-with-lti-to-offer-crucial-training/

The Linden Technical Institute and Farm Supplies Limited (Farmsup) last Friday officially launched the Heavy Duty Operator Training room at the Linden Technical Institute (LTI). Operations Manager for Farmsup Schelte Van Dijk said that the training room will facilitate the training of participants in safety, environment, equipment maintenance and operations. He added that they would also…

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Farm Supplies’ to install simulator at Linden Technical Institute – to help develop skilled labour for extractive industries

LOCAL company, Farm Supplies Limited, has taken another initiative to develop skilled manpower in Guyana in adequate numbers, with respect to operating of heavy-duty equipment.The company last week acquired a training simulator, which would be given to the Linden Technical Institute (LTI) to be used in training Region 10 youths to operate heavy-duty equipment used in the extractive industries of forestry and mining.

The John Deere operator-training simulator

The John Deere operator-training simulator

Farm Supplies is a family-owned business, which began operating in 1993 selling mechanised solutions in the form of equipment, maintaining a strategic inventory of spare parts, and providing technical services and training to keep its market for heavy-duty equipment produced by Doosan of South Korea.

Commenting on the support for LTI, Service Manager of Farm Supplies, Sarda Shew, said the company has recognised a shortage of skilled heavy duty equipment operators countrywide, and has accepted that the capacity to develop skilled manpower of good quality in adequate number was an essential requirement for promoting  economic and industrial development.

The John Deere Operator Training Simulator, acquired at a cost of Gy$5.5M, will be located at the LTI in a room currently being refurbished by Farm Supplies. This equipment has been described as a cost-effective, safe, and efficient way to train new operators in a risk-free environment.
It has customer-driven training features for real-world situations such as jobsite hazards, safety violations, hand signals, equipment damage, budget-based scoring, and replica machine controls; and can be safely and effectively used to train operators while avoiding fuel costs, equipment damage, risks to personnel, machine downtime, weather restrictions and emissions.

The simulator training will help to build the proficiency and confidence necessary for operation, allowing a new operator to become familiar with the machine’s controls while gaining confidence needed before setting foot in a real machine.

The company has already done much work in enhancing the training capabilities of the technical institute to benefit students in heavy duty equipment operation, and had targeted the LTI for support, given that Lindeners additionally have a history of familiarization with heavy-duty equipment.

The LTI project is being co-ordinated by Schelte Vandijk of Farm Supplies, and the simulator  would be installed at the LTI and be ready for use when that institution reopens after the Christmas holidays.

Farm Supplies’ Service Manager Ms Shew also disclosed that the company had recently repaired a Bobcat, a small excavator owned by the LTI which had been non-operational for several months.
This Bobcat will be pressed into service in the re-energized training programmes of the LTI for operation of heavy duty equipment.

(By Clifford Stanley)
Source: Chronicle News | http://guyanachronicle.com/farm-supplies-to-install-simulator-at-linden-technical-institute-to-help-develop-skilled-labour-for-extractive-industries/

LOCAL company, Farm Supplies Limited, has taken another initiative to develop skilled manpower in Guyana in adequate numbers, with respect to operating of heavy-duty equipment.The company last week acquired a training simulator, which would be given to the Linden Technical Institute (LTI) to be used in training Region 10 youths to operate heavy-duty equipment used…

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Farm Supplies makes possible relevant training for GTI Agri Dep’t

LOCAL privately-owned company Farm Supplies Ltd. has given tremendous assistance to the Agricultural Department of the Guyana Technical Institute (GTI) in its work of turning out well trained agricultural equipment mechanics.

This assistance, given free of charge, is entering its third year, an appreciative Renato Yearwood, Head of the Agricultural Machinery and Heavy Duty Equipment training at GTI, recently disclosed during a recent handing over ceremony of several pieces of mining equipment to the Australian Mining Company Troy Resources Inc by Farm Supplies Limited, local agents of the South Korean firm Doosan.

Yearwood said the philantrophic support of Farm Supplies Limited was a great example of how a public-private partnership can make a big difference in the educational upliftment of youths.

“Prior to Farm Supplies’ intervention, the equipment we had for training purposes were old, even obsolete. Hands-on training for students was not realistic, since they would not interface with such types of outdated equipment after they left the classroom. Training was mainly theoretical,” Yearwood said.

Farm Supplies came on board and refurbished the entire GTI training workshop. The company refurbished the GTI Agri-mechanic workshop, supplied modern engines, equipment and tools, facilitating much needed “hands on” training for youths seeking a certificate in Agricultural Mechanics after a two-year period of training.

The company also accommodates students two days a week for practical classes at its location at Plantation Rome, Mc Doom, Greater Georgetown, where youths are exposed to the technology of the modern equipment and machines, particularly those manufactured by the South Korean equipment manufacturer Doosan.

Yearwood said that more than one hundred students have benefited, and have graduated to date. Seventy others similarly trained on up-to-date equipment made accessible by Farm Supplies are to graduate in November next.
The company has also granted employment to the top graduates from the GTI Agricultural Machinery training programme, Yearwood said.

Acknowledging the support of the company for GTI, Representative Mr. Schelte Van Dijk said the development of Guyana with sustainability, innovation and determination from everyone is the company’s primary goal.

The previously mentioned Doosan machines acquired by Troy Resources Inc. are destined for gold mining at Karouni in Region 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni), and successful graduates from the Agri-Mechanic Course at GTI will be among those employed as operators.

Written By Clifford Stanley
Source: Chronicle News | http://guyanachronicle.com/farm-supplies-makes-possible-relevant-training-for-gti-agri-dept/ 

LOCAL privately-owned company Farm Supplies Ltd. has given tremendous assistance to the Agricultural Department of the Guyana Technical Institute (GTI) in its work of turning out well trained agricultural equipment mechanics. This assistance, given free of charge, is entering its third year, an appreciative Renato Yearwood, Head of the Agricultural Machinery and Heavy Duty Equipment training at…

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