The Youths in Natural Resources apprentice toured the logistics yard and port facilities of CGX Energy in Berbice on Friday.The young people were briefed on the work of the CGX Energy Inc’s logistics yard, Palmyra, Berbice, by Executive Chairman, Professor Suresh Narine. They were also briefed about the company’s plan to construct a port facility at Crab Island.Emanuel Trotman, an 18-year-old Linden Technical Institute student, said learning about the oil and gas industry has fuelled his interest to study that area. Trotman, who has pursued computer science studies at the LTI said he would like to study Geology at the University of Guyana.“It was an awesome experience especially knowing they have onshore and offshore drilling operations. Now since I’ve gathered a bit of knowledge from CGXExecutive Chairman of CGX Energy Inc, Professor Suresh Narine, engaging the Youths in Natural Resources at CGX Logistics YardManagers, they gave me courage to go on and do geology studies,” Trotman is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Following their tour of CGX Energy Inc, the youths were in New Amsterdam to witness the handing over of play park equipment and trees by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman towards the beautification of the Esplanade Park.The donation was made to the Mayor of New Amsterdam. Minister Trotman said it is his way of giving back to the community he grew up in. The Minister also committed an additional $3 million towards the restoration of the park.Shevonne Joseph, a 19-year-old from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) was among the young people on hand at Friday’s simple handing over ceremony. She said her experience with the programme has been educational. “Participating in this programme has really built my capacity and understanding of Guyana. We visited various regions and I got an overview of that region. I have learned a lot… I am hoping when I get back home I can share it,” Joseph said.The Youths in Natural Resources Apprenticeship Programme was launched earlier this month. There are 26 students from across the country participating in the programme which aims to promote the natural resources sector as a career option.