*A total of 36 training courses were offered in 2018 as part of ExxonMobil Qatar’s Tamayoz programme, which were attended by some 803 professionals from Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas, and Nakilat. In all, the programme saw 4,500 participants since it first started in 2012. The Tamayoz courses are held at ExxonMobil Research Qatar, which is located in the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP). The courses are designed to impart ExxonMobil’s technical, commercial and operational expertise with local partners; drive human potential across the country; and inspire local energy sector colleagues — in line with the Human Development Pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
“Tamayoz clearly defines our commitment at ExxonMobil Qatar to help build a competitive and sustainable economy for Qatar’s prosperous future,” said Alistair Routledge, president and general manager at ExxonMobil Qatar.“Tamayoz has established itself as the leading training program in Qatar’s energy industry and we are very proud of how far hard work and inspiration have taken us. With the help of our subject-matter experts from around the world, we’re fostering a generation of capable and skilled industry leaders through knowledge-transfer and sharing.” Tamayoz has steadily grown to offer more courses each year to participants. So far, more than 200 courses have been offered free of charge since 2012.
The programme is the first comprehensive of its kind in Qatar, providing professional development opportunities through six targeted critical competency areas: leadership and personal effectiveness; project management; commercial; operations excellence; technical (surface and subsurface) and safety, health and the environment. Two of the programmes top courses are: Production Best Practices and Gas Business Fundamentals.
Fatima al-Housani, Tamayoz’s curriculum manager, who has been heading the program since February 2017, said, “The Tamayoz programme is about instilling best practices and disseminating knowledge to our colleagues in Qatar’s energy industry that we have acquired over a long span of time at ExxonMobil. The important thing about our courses is that they are tailor made to specific organisational needs and professional roles.“We have a lot of future plans for the program — in 2019, we plan to enhance our offerings in the areas of safety, health and environment and project management, and will continue to work with our partners to improve course offerings and understand how we can best meet their needs.”
The Tamayoz training programme was inspired by ExxonMobil’s “ongoing commitment to support the development” of Qatar’s national workforce, as outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030.“By investing in human development, ExxonMobil is helping to establish a solid foundation for the country’s sustainable future,” a release said on Wednesday.
Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times