(MENAFN - Jordan Times) UniHouse, a British education and development consultancy company operating worldwide with offices based in Amman, has been working with major international oil companies in Iraq to encourage employee education and skills development in the oil & gas sector.
In continued support for the Iraqi capacity building of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, a senior delegation from the ministry has visited UniHouse's Amman office to discuss the execution of current programmes for training and capacity building. Mr. Khalid Hamzah Abbas, Assistant Director-General for Licensing and Social Benefits, Mr. Jawad Kadhim Al-Hilfi, Head of Administrative Division, and Mr. Ismael Abdulkareem Mohammed, Head of Contracts and Procurement Division have discussed current and future programs with UniHouse's academic team in the Middle East for technical training and scholarship management services. Basra Oil Company (BOC) is the employer of BP, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and State Organization for Oil Marketing. An Integrated Training Center with City and Guilds accreditation, in addition to the UK academic programme, were the main key development areas of discussions.
Further development and encouragement of employer-sponsored education programs has the potential to enhance educational opportunities for local professionals, and further develop positive relationships between corporations and the local community.