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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Adnoc revamps academy to train 350 engineers and technicians per year

Cutting edge facilities will prepare new graduates for jobs in the oil and gas sector

Trainees work on the gas dehydration unit during the opening of Adnoc Technical Academy in Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National
Trainees work on the gas dehydration unit during the opening of Adnoc Technical Academy in Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National

The training and curriculum of Adnoc’s technical institute has been overhauled to foster a new generation of young Emirati technicians and operators.

Speaking at the launch of the revamped Adnoc Technical Academy, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company group chief executive, said that “our employees will remain our most precious asset".

"To meet upstream, midstream and downstream demand for highly skilled professional operators and technicians, ATA will train more than 350 students per year. These roles are of utmost importance to our future success, ensuring that our sites continue to run safely, efficiently and reliably.”

“The Adnoc Technical Academy has been a centre of excellence for nearly 40 years, equipping young Emiratis with the education and technical training needed to forge successful careers as specialists with Adnoc.”

The technical training and services from recruitment criteria to operations, facilities, on-the-job training have been enhanced as part of the revamp.

“In line with UAE leadership’s focus on empowerment and development of youth, the Adnoc Technical Academy remains committed to developing young Emiratis into UAE’s technicians and operators of the future,” Dr Al Jaber said.

ABU DHABI , UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , NOV 7   – 2017 :- Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber , Group CEO of the ADNOC ( center back ) posing for the group photo with trainees after the opening of Adnoc Technical Academy at the Al Shawamekh area in Abu Dhabi. (Pawan Singh / The National)
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Group CEO of Adnoc, with dozens of trainee engineers and technicians. Pawan Singh / The National

The academy has trained more than 5,000 UAE nationals for careers in the oil and gas industry since it was established in 1978. The graduates join Adnoc’s workforce after graduation with several in senior positions.

The training inside the classroom and in simulated sessions aims to equip students with mechanical, technical and instrumental skills required to control the oil and gas industry processes.

The academy has also introduced a new two-and-a-half year program combining classroom learning with hands-on work. The new curriculum integrates the latest technological advancements to ensure the graduates are equipped to work in the field.

Based in Al Shawamekh, Abu Dhabi, the campus comprises educational, technical, recreational facilities and a hostel for more than 500 students.