(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
bp and its co-venturers in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli,
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline
projects – SOCAR, TPAO, LUKOIL, NICO, MOL, Equinor, SGC, INPEX,
ExxonMobil, ITOCHU, TotalEnergies, Eni, ONGCVidesh – today
announced that the ABB Tech Academy project, which they joined in
2020, has now been successfully completed.
The project trained and developed a total of 208 people from all
sectors of the economy enhancing their IT skills, overall
technological knowledge and capabilities and enabling them to keep
up with the fast-changing technology world. Of the 208
participants, the training of 150 was funded jointly by bp and its
co-venturers and ABB.
Over the duration of the project, a total of nine streams were
offered to the participants who represented more than 50 local and
international organizations including ABB and various universities
such as the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, Baku
Engineering University, Baku Higher Oil School, UNEC, etc.
Initiated by ABB, the project aimed to support the development
of the local IT market fostering the new generation of
professionals who would think innovatively, lead efforts towards
the technology of the future and be part of technological
An event was held in Baku today to celebrate the successful
completion of the project and wish all graduates success as they
join the community of technology professionals in the country.
Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, bp's vice president for the Caspian
region, Communications and External Affairs, said:“This project
has been one of our favourite ones as it is strictly in line with
bp's and its co-venturers' commitment to helping enhance overall
capacity-building in Azerbaijan. It is also aligned with bp's own
digital transformation efforts. In bp, innovation and digital
solutions are at the heart of everything we do to advance our net
zero goals and our transition to an integrated energy company.
“We would like to thank ABB for the opportunity to join their
great initiative which we believe will help the country meet its
demand for high quality digital technology experts supporting its
efforts to achieve its sustainability goals.”
Abbas Ibrahimov, Chairman of the Management Board of ABB, said:
“With our support for the training of highly qualified specialists
for our country, we try to contribute to the development of our
society and show loyalty to our corporate values.
“ABB Tech Academy will be one of the projects that ABB will
always be proud for. Because this academy has become the beginning
of the path of success of hundreds of young people of Azerbaijan.
Here, professional personnel are trained and introduced to the
labour market for the needs of rapidly digitalizing business.
Together with our partners, we make educational opportunities here
available for all our talented young people. I express our
gratitude to bp and its co-venturers for contributing special value
to this project with their participation.'
The ABB Tech Academy is based on the methodology developed by
the centre for training IT professionals «DAN IT education» and
provides immersive bootcamp programmes covering main areas of
coding. The education programme uses the Israeli method of training
IT personnel – Telem.
The total value of the project was 400,000 AZN ($235,300) of
which 200,000 AZN was bp and its co-venturers' contribution and the
remaining 200,000 AZN was funded by ABB.
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