The FINANCIAL — On August 3, SOCAR Summer School-2015 project has been launched in a ceremony held in Ramada Hotel, Baku. Khalik Mammadov, SOCAR Vice-president of HR, IT and regulations, welcomed the Summer School attendees, congratulated them and wished success.
He spoke about the achievements of new oil strategy founded by National leader Heydar Aliyev and successfully developed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Underlining the importance of SOCAR training programs, Khalik Mammadov explained the goals of SOCAR Summer Schools. Hundreds of young talents have been involved in SOCAR scholarship programs since 2005, according to SOCAR.
A group of scholarship holders is continuing education at the world’s leading universities now. Most of the Summer School lecturers are SOCAR scholarship program alumni who are working now at the company’s offices and enterprises. Energy sector needs young specialists and Summer School started in 2010 aims to make this sphere more interesting for the students and young specialists, said Khalik Mammadov.
This year 558 students applied for the Summer School and 50 of them won the contest. They are students of Azerbaijan State University of Economics, Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Azerbaijan Academy of Public Administration, Baku Higher Oil School, Baku State University, National Aviation Academy, Qafqaz University and the University of Manchester.
Since 2012, SOCAR employees have also been involved in Summer School project alongside with the students. This year 20 employees of SOCAR attend the program. They will share their skills with the students. Winners of different contests and intellectual games will visit SOCAR offices in Switzerland, Romania, Turkey and Georgia. The students will also visit local offices and enterprises to see production process.
Head of SOCAR Human Resources Department Asif Bakirli said SOCAR Summer School-2015 included lectures and workshops on interesting topics related to geology and geophysics of oil and gas fields, drilling technology, production, transportation and storage, environmental norms and alternative energy sources, marketing, and etc.