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Young ADIPEC hits five-year high

Young ADIPEC hits five-year high

May 01, 2017
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Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, ADIPEC is proud to present the 5th edition of the Young ADIPEC programme, fully supported by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)

Since its creation back in 2013, the Young ADIPEC programme has received praise and recognition from across the oil and gas industry. Aimed at High School students aged between 14 – 17 years old, Young ADIPEC is designed to win the hearts and minds of today’s youth and highlight the wealth and diversity of career opportunities in the oil and gas sector. Over 1,500 students from across the UAE have passed through the programme since its inception in 2013 and the Young ADIPEC team aim to grow this number in 2017 as it continues to engage and encourage students to explore the best in the industry has to offer.

The Young ADIPEC 2017 programme has been expanded to include six distinct phases: The outreach programme, The Ambassadors programme, 19 industry field trips, an experiential and edutainment programme, the Alumni programme and Young ADIPEC Forum.

The Outreach Programme

Young ADIPEC in partnership with The Petroleum Institute will reach out to two schools and conduct an Engineering Workshop for the high school students at their school. These educational visits are fully supported by Abu Dhabi Education Council.

The Ambassadors Programme

Each school that participates this year will nominate a Young Ambassador who will represent the Young ADIPEC programme to his / her class mates, friends and family. The role of Young ADIPEC Ambassador is to raise awareness of the programme to fellow students and develop organic growth about what the oil and gas industry offers.

Young ADIPEC 2017 Field Trips

Students will go on field trips to an oilfield site, training centre, innovation centre, workshop facility and manufacturing facility. Young ADIPEC recognises the benefits in learning through doing; these field trips are invaluable in providing hands-on experience for the students to further highlight what it means to choose a career in the oil and gas sector. Field trips this year will include: Schlumberger Middle East & Asia Learning Center, Weatherford Manufacturing and Services, Al Mansoori Facility & Workshop, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operation, Takreer Research Center, Borouge Innovation Center and The Petroleum Institute

Young ADIPEC Alumni Programme

Celebrating our 5th Anniversary, Young ADIPEC will launch its Alumni Programme which will focus on engaging both this year’s participants and former participants who have attended previous editions of Young ADIPEC. The plan is to support this connection via an online platform. The Young ADIPEC team will work with schools and colleges to embed alumni engagement across the community of schools and lives of the students so that each network is sustainable and accessible for generations to come. A number of Alumni will be invited as inspiring speakers at this year’s Young ADIPEC Forum.

Photography competition

Using their digital cameras, students will be invited to enter the Young ADIPEC Photography Competition, under the theme of “Sense of Community” as it is the year of giving in the UAE. The hope is that the theme will encourage young photographers to express their feelings and sense of belonging in the community. This theme focuses on displaying the four elements of Sense of Community which are membership, influence, integration and fulfilment of needs and shared emotional connection.

The Experiential and Edutainment Programme

This phase of the programme will be held at the Young ADIPEC stand during the show from 13 – 16 Nov 2017. The 19 schools have been invited to take a part in the Young ADIPEC Challenges and each school will nominate around 25 students to participate in this exciting programme. The Young ADIPEC Experiential and Edutainment programme consists of two key elements: Experience Zones: This is an experiential edutainment area that aims to let students meet the industry in a fun and interactive way. There will be an HSE zone, Engineering zone, the Petroleum Institute zone, Think Science Zone, Recycling Zone, Photography Competition zone and Video diary zone. Treasure Hunt: This is a journey on the ADIPEC exhibition floor to meet the main players of the industry on their exhibition stand. The students will visit ADNOC, ARDECO, Ali & Sons Oilfield, ExxonMobil, Ministry of Energy, Mubadala Petroleum, Partex and Weatherford.

Young ADIPEC Forum 2017

DAY 4, 16 November: 10:00 – 13:00 Al Maared Hall

Following the success of last year’s first-ever Young ADIPEC, 2017 will once again look to enable the industry to engage with and help inspire and empower the youth of today to consider their future career opportunities, at the same time as offering a clear understanding of how energy affects the everyday world around them. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development said during the inaugural Young ADIPEC Forum: “The Young ADIPEC Forum is a very important platform for us, as the UAE is working hard to empower youth, develop their leadership capabilities, and invest in their innovative skills to successfully enter a rapidly changing world. I would also like to praise the Young ADIPEC Forum participants here today, and I am very proud that this reflects their readiness to take on responsibility in serving the country.”

Schools Participation

ADNOC Schools, Khalifah Bin Zayed School, Al Nahda National School, Itihad High School, Abu Dhabi High School, Al Hosn High School, Al Falahiya High School, Liwa International School, Emirates National School, Al Itihad Private National School, Al Manhal Private School, Sir Ban Yas High School, American International School, Hamza Bin Abed Al Mutaleb, Al Rawafed Private School, Abu Dhabi International School, The International School of Choueifat and Gems World Academy. 

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