8 May, 2011
Petrofac Saudi Arabia is sponsoring young Saudi graduates enrolled in a diploma training programme at the Asharqia Chamber Training Centre in Dammam.
With financial support being provided by Petrofac’s Saudi office, the Chamber’s training centre is currently supervising and conducting the diploma training programme for high school graduates, which is fully inclusive and attended by both able-bodied and physically challenged young women and men. Given the success of the current diploma course, plans are already underway to expand the programme.
Petrofac Saudi Arabia is also offering its resources and expertise to support the efforts of the young graduates so they are well equipped to enter the workplace on final graduation.
Imad Shanan, Petrofac senior vice-president and general manager of Saudi operations, along with Mohammed Bashar Al-Ghrawi, home office manager, recently visited the centre to review the trainees’ academic achievements. Shanan and Al-Ghrawi both spoke about the importance of Petrofac’s role in supporting social affairs initiatives in Saudi Arabia and the value this has for young Saudi men and women. They also talked about out Petrofac’s own training programmes which include supervisory skills courses for its Saudi engineers, technicians and administrators.
Reflecting on the association with the centre, Shanan went on say: “Petrofac Saudi Arabia is fully committed to and supports the employment of Saudi nationals. In this respect, our local operation provides a varied and progressive competency development programme which aligns well with the objectives of the Asharqia Chamber Training Centre.”