Education & Training

Saipem SpA has been awarded the detailed engineering design, construction, installation, system control and data acquisition contract for the Kashagan Field Development Experimental project. In the framework of its promotion of Local Content, in 2010 Saipem Kazakhstan launched a long-term specialist marine training programme for young graduates.

Upon completion of the course, students will apply all knowledge and skills acquired in Saipem Kazakhstan, thereby replacing current expatriate personnel. Saipem Kazakhstan has involved the International Maritime College Oman (IMCO), one of the biggest institutes of higher education in the world, which prepares students for international jobs on ocean-going vessels, as well as in major ports and multinational (petro)chemical process companies. Since all teaching and training are done through the English language only, a preparatory English course was offered to all students so that they could reach the required language level. In February 2011, candidates underwent tests and interviews. The Saipem HR Training Department and IMCO representatives selected eight students who showed good knowledge of English, Maths and IT. The Deck Officer and Marine Engineer programmes, total duration of which is three years, started in September 2011.
During the first semester, students studied several subjects, attended classroom training sessions, undertook practical training in workshops, laboratories and on simulators, did assignments, took part in seminars and made field visits. The two students attending the Deck Officer diploma programme will learn to navigate, manoeuvre and, in more general terms, operate the ship. Training includes health and safety courses such as firefighting and lifesaving, cargo handling, ship stability and also environmental and quality issues, as well as training on state-of-the-art full mission bridge simulators.
The six students studying on the Marine Engineer diploma programme learn how all the different technical installations on a ship work and how to maintain them properly. Practical training on high-tech engine room simulators and machine laboratories is also provided.
Saipem SpA Kazakhstan Branch is planning to send 4 more students to IMCO from Kazakhstan in 2012.

A lack of availability of professional skills led Ersai to open its Training Center in 2005. The first vocational training courses were organized for local people to improve their abilities as required by the Company. The Kazakhstan Welding Association (KazWeld) was founded in 2011 with the participation of Ersai.

The growing needs of the national economy require not only that the number of blue-collar workers be increased, but also that the quality of their education be improved and that the efficiency of the entire welding industry in Kazakhstan be enhanced. This will promote the development of Local Content and ensure the competitiveness of Kazakhstani specialists, and the industry as a whole, at international level.
KazWeld has brought together a number of educational organizations, including the largest Polytechnics in the Republic, as well as powerful industrial enterprises such as the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the Ministry of Oil & Gas, the KazEnergy Association, TengizChevrOil, Arcelor Mittal and JSC. In 2011 the Republic of Kazakhstan, represented by the Karaganda State Technical University and KazWeld, joined the Institute of Welding (IIW), which now has 55 member countries.
The role of KazWeld is to represent Kazakhstan in the IIW, to represent the IIW in Kazakhstan and to organize the exchange of scientific and technical information with the IIW. KazWeld has set itself the goals of helping Kazakhstan join the International Authorization Body (IAB) for accreditation and certification, implementing international standards for welding training, education and certification in Kazakhstan and, last but not least, accrediting specialist centres for training in accordance with IIW international standards. KazWeld should be officially recognized by the IIW as a certified welding training centre by the beginning of 2012 and the first international welder course is scheduled to start in the first quarter of that year.

Saipem SpA has been awarded the detailed engineering design, construction, installation, system control and data acquisition contract for the Kashagan Field Development Experimental project. In the framework of its promotion of Local Content, in 2010 Saipem Kazakhstan launched a long-term specialist marine training programme for young graduates.

Upon completion of the course, students will apply all knowledge and skills acquired in Saipem Kazakhstan, thereby replacing current expatriate personnel. Saipem Kazakhstan has involved the International Maritime College Oman (IMCO), one of the biggest institutes of higher education in the world, which prepares students for international jobs on ocean-going vessels, as well as in major ports and multinational (petro)chemical process companies. Since all teaching and training are done through the English language only, a preparatory English course was offered to all students so that they could reach the required language level. In February 2011, candidates underwent tests and interviews. The Saipem HR Training Department and IMCO representatives selected eight students who showed good knowledge of English, Maths and IT. The Deck Officer and Marine Engineer programmes, total duration of which is three years, started in September 2011.
During the first semester, students studied several subjects, attended classroom training sessions, undertook practical training in workshops, laboratories and on simulators, did assignments, took part in seminars and made field visits. The two students attending the Deck Officer diploma programme will learn to navigate, manoeuvre and, in more general terms, operate the ship. Training includes health and safety courses such as firefighting and lifesaving, cargo handling, ship stability and also environmental and quality issues, as well as training on state-of-the-art full mission bridge simulators.
The six students studying on the Marine Engineer diploma programme learn how all the different technical installations on a ship work and how to maintain them properly. Practical training on high-tech engine room simulators and machine laboratories is also provided.
Saipem SpA Kazakhstan Branch is planning to send 4 more students to IMCO from Kazakhstan in 2012.

A lack of availability of professional skills led Ersai to open its Training Center in 2005. The first vocational training courses were organized for local people to improve their abilities as required by the Company. The Kazakhstan Welding Association (KazWeld) was founded in 2011 with the participation of Ersai.

The growing needs of the national economy require not only that the number of blue-collar workers be increased, but also that the quality of their education be improved and that the efficiency of the entire welding industry in Kazakhstan be enhanced. This will promote the development of Local Content and ensure the competitiveness of Kazakhstani specialists, and the industry as a whole, at international level.
KazWeld has brought together a number of educational organizations, including the largest Polytechnics in the Republic, as well as powerful industrial enterprises such as the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the Ministry of Oil & Gas, the KazEnergy Association, TengizChevrOil, Arcelor Mittal and JSC. In 2011 the Republic of Kazakhstan, represented by the Karaganda State Technical University and KazWeld, joined the Institute of Welding (IIW), which now has 55 member countries.
The role of KazWeld is to represent Kazakhstan in the IIW, to represent the IIW in Kazakhstan and to organize the exchange of scientific and technical information with the IIW. KazWeld has set itself the goals of helping Kazakhstan join the International Authorization Body (IAB) for accreditation and certification, implementing international standards for welding training, education and certification in Kazakhstan and, last but not least, accrediting specialist centres for training in accordance with IIW international standards. KazWeld should be officially recognized by the IIW as a certified welding training centre by the beginning of 2012 and the first international welder course is scheduled to start in the first quarter of that year.

In the context of the memorandum of mutual cooperation with the Karaganda State Technical University, in 2011 Ersai provided welding equipment as a contribution to the training of local welding specialists.

In the period 2009-2011, Ersai launched a scholarship programme to support students from needy families by financing their studies at one of Kazakhstan’s State Universities. Nine students were selected and are now studying in various faculties of the Karaganda State Technical University. Ersai will provide tuition fees for 5 years, as well as a monthly allowance and transport costs.
The agreement signed between Ersai and the students requires the latter to attend the courses in a serious manner and later on to work in Ersai for a minimum period of 5 years.

For the second year in a row, Ersai organized 7-month courses on mathematics and physics for Kuryk school graduates to prepare them for the National Testing Examination. As a result of these, 24 students received the State Scholarship to study free of charge at one of the State Universities in Kazakhstan. English and computer courses were organized on a regular basis so that unemployed people could improve their chances of getting a job and English lessons were given to school children to help improve their language skills.