The ADNOC Technical Institute (ATI) provides specialist training and education for UAE Nationals who want to become skilled oil and gas industry technicians. It was the first vocational training institute in Abu Dhabi and, since it was established in 1978, it has trained more than 3,500 technicians.
The ATI training programme includes a comprehensive Foundation Programme, followed by two years of intensive training in one of four specializations: Process Operator, Electrical Technician, Instrument Technician and Mechanical Technician. Graduates are then provided with on-the-job training opportunities through the ADNOC Group, to develop their skills and expertise in the workplace.
Young ADIPEC Program
ADNOC is a founding sponsor of ‘Young ADIPEC’, a feature that provides students from schools across Abu Dhabi from the ages of 14 to 17 with the opportunity to gain handson experience in the energy sector through a series of fun and engaging activities, including educational field trips, site visits and competitions, and which culminates at the region’s leading industry exhibition – ADIPEC, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, which was held at ADNEC during 10-13 November 2014. The aim of this program is to build the youth’s interest in the oil and gas sector and develop it into a later career path.
The program hosted 240 students from Abu Dhabi and the Western region in 2014, a 35 per cent increase from last year. Such programs play a critical role in attracting the younger generation to the energy sector and setting up a substantial local talent pool for the future. The next generation of engineers had the opportunity to meet H.E. Sheikh Nahyan, patron of the Young ADIPEC program, and demonstrate their skills and abilities in a host of industry-related activities. Students from visiting schools were inspired by the Minister’s visit, presenting to him some of their achievements in the programme, from their expertise in the energy sector to the cutting-edge videos from their site visits.