Posted on March 24, 2013

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry presented a token of appreciation to Qatargas in recognition of the Company’s support to The Qatar Independent Technical School (QITS) in Doha. In 2012, Qatargas funded the construction of six new classrooms at QITS.

Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration, Ghanim Al-Kuwari received the token of appreciation on behalf of the Company at a ceremony held at QITS last week. Several dignitaries and high ranking officials including His Excellency Saad bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Professor Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, President of Qatar University attended the ceremony. Senior Qatargas officials including Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, Public Relations Manager and Adnan Hassan Al-Shaibi, Learning and Development Manager were also present.

Helping to build the National workforce is an important element of Qatargas’ corporate social responsibility. Our partnership with QITS supports our Qatarization objectives and helps us contribute towards the Human Development pillar of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.Investing in the education and training of young Nationals enables Qatargas to contribute towards achieving the goals of the National Development Strategy 2011-2016 by increasing the prominence of technical education and vocational training programmes to prepare young Qataris to acquire the skills required for the industrial sector.

Through its ongoing cooperation with QITS, Qatargas has been providing valuable support and direction to Qatar’s education sector. As part of Qatargas’ High School Internship Programmes, QITS students are provided opportunities for placements over the summer holidays to experience work familiarization onsite at Ras Laffan. A specific development programme was designed for the students, who were given exposure to the LNG plant and its various sections, to give them a broad understanding of the gas industry in Qatar, and its role in the development of the country in achieving its vision. 

Since 2010, Qatargas’ Learning and Development Manager, Adnan Hassan Al-Shaibi, has held the post of Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at QITS.

A key focus of Qatargas’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme is human development and building youth capacities in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. Based on this, Qatargas already sponsors a Research Chair for Engineering at Qatar University with the objective of promoting research in the Engineering Discipline at the University. It also regularly supports the GASNA competition organized by the Gas Processing Center (GPC) of Qatar University, which is aimed at encouraging the country’s younger generation to make their contribution towards the development of innovative projects for gas and related product technologies.

Operated and supervised by Qatar Petroleum, QITS was founded in 1999 to offer career-oriented technical education at secondary level. The technical education programmes offered at QITS are in response to the current and potential local labour market needs and prepares the students to work as technicians and computer professionals in various sectors within the State of Qatar. Programmes are offered in Mechanical, Electrical, Process Plant Operations, Instrumentation, Welding and Information Technology.