As the natural gas industry prepares for a great expansion in Israel, government authorities are pushing to create more training programs and generate a wealth of skilled workers in the field.

The Energy and Water Ministry’s Natural Gas Authority and the Vocational Training Division at the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry are collaborating to form a comprehensive training system for such workers.

Recognizing the increased need for certified and skilled professionals as new gas industries develop, the two authorities are calling on public and private training firms, as well as higher education institutions, to run relevant training courses, the Energy and Water Ministry said Tuesday.

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