01/22/2015 - News
TOTAL ABK – VEDC Academy, 5th Graduation Ceremony
TOTAL ABK Academy: Learning a Trade, Imparting a Passion
TOTAL Abu Al Bukhoosh–VEDC Academy celebrated its 5th Graduation Ceremony on 14th January, 2015, under the patronage of Mr. Mohamed Butti Al Qubaisi, Director, Exploration & Production, ADNOC.
Mr. Qasim Al Kayoumi (Manager Offshore Division, ADNOC) represented ADNOC on behalf of Mr. Mohammed Butti Al Qubaisi.
Offering honor and respect to the United Arab Emirates and its cultures and traditions, the graduation ceremony began with the UAE National Anthem performed by Intake 6 & Intake 7 students, followed by the Quran recitation by Omar Al Shemeili, Intake 7 student.
Total’s commitment to Sustainable Development and UAE’s Emiratization program
On November 25th, 2014 Total Abu Al Bukhoosh celebrated the 40th Anniversary of production in the UAE and was proud to showcase its history through a video on the occasion of the graduation ceremony.
The graduation ceremony speech was given by Mr. Amer Al Shaikh Ali, CEO Total Abu Al Bukhoosh.
Mr. Al Shaikh Ali quoted in his speech “Congratulations to all the graduates of today. Your hard work and dedication has paid off. We are all proud of you. Last year, TOTAL ABU AL BUKHOOSH completed 40 years of production. We are fully committed to the sustainable development of the United Arab Emirates”
Total ABK-VEDC Academy’s vision and commitment reflecting Mr. Amer Al Shaikh Ali’s words on sustainable development was portrayed through a video, which was followed by a diaporama of the main events that took place at the Academy in the year 2014.
It was a proud moment for Total when Mr. Ahmad Al Jasmi, a former graduate of Total ABK-VEDC Academy who currently works in Bunduq shared his experience of being at the Academy and his career since graduating.
The beginning of tomorrow’s future
Every year, each Intake is required to complete a personal project and present it to his colleagues. Mr.Fahad Al Jasmi, an Intake 5 graduate presented his project titled “Art Therapy for Stress Reduction”. He took the audience through a journey explaining how the project helped him relieve his stress and cope better in his day-to-day activities. Fahad also thanked his Academy Instructors, mentors and colleagues for giving him this opportunity that changed his life.
Mr. Youssif Al Naqbi gave the speech of the graduates. On behalf of his colleagues, he offered sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who took part in their development. As graduates, he assured that he and his colleagues will always strive to be productive, responsible team members, and try to be positive additions to the companies they join.
Twenty graduates were presented with their certificates by Mr. Qasim Al Kayoumi, Manager Offshore Division, ADNOC; Mr. Mohamed Sanad Al Qubaisi, Deputy HR Director, ADNOC; Mr. Amer Al Shaikh Ali, CEO, Total ABK; Mr. Pierre-Alexandre Rives, Senior Vice President, Operations, Total ABK; and Mr. Jean-Marc Aldebert, Total ABK-VEDC Academy Manager,Total ABK. The ceremony was attended by Total ABK’s stakeholders and partners, (ADNOC, ADMA, INPEX, ADOC, BUNDUQ and ADEVTI-VEDC), as well as the top management and staff of Total UAE, together with the friends and family of the proud graduates.
A long term commitment
Total ABK–VEDC Academy aims to develop young UAE Nationals and prepare them to have career opportunities as technicians and operators in the oil and gas industry. They are provided with the skills, knowledge and confidence that will enable them to work successfully in the industry, especially on offshore operations.
The twenty Intake 5 graduates have all been placed in major oil and gas companies: 11 in ADMA-OPCO, 4 in Total ABK, 3 in Bunduq and 2 in ADOC.
The ceremony ended on a high note, for the 5th consecutive year, with the graduates ‘hat throw’. We congratulate all the graduates as well as the Total ABK-VEDC Academy management and staff for the completion of another successful year.
Mr. Amer Al Shaikh Ali, CEO Total Abu Al Bukhoosh
Vote of Thanks conferred by Total Abu Al Bukhoosh to Total ABK-VEDC Academy Stakeholders and Partners
The Intake 5 Graduates with Total ABK Senior Management, Stakeholders and Partners
Celebration time for Total ABK-VEDC Academy graduated students