The Saudi Aramco Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) has recently completed its 2017 session, and has fulfilled a fundamental shift in its concept, transforming from what had essentially been a basic English language course to a potentially life-changing experience for the young participants.
In line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the program targets Saudi high school students and matches them with Saudi Aramco high-caliber Vocational College Graduate Nonemployees (VCGNEs) in value-driven activities with a goal of promoting their knowledge, skills and attitudes and preparing them to lead future generations in achieving the Kingdom’s ambitious plans and expectations.
This year the course incorporated community service activities, communication skills practices, and personality development exercises. To link the students with the new objectives of the program, all Saudi Aramco values, especially safety, citizenship and accountability, were integrated into the students’ activities.
Yanbu’ Refinery manager visits summer students
As graduates of the training centers are a key source of future recruits for Saudi Aramco, ITD opened the ITC doors for all departments to visit to witness the various personal and professional development opportunities.
Then acting Yanbu’ Refinery manager, Ibrahim Al-Baheli met with Yanbu’ SEP students and addressed various critical safety issues as well as other topics pertaining to the future careers of this aspiring and ambitious young generation. It was an interactive session where students eagerly participated by asking pivotal questions concerning possible future jobs with Saudi Aramco and other prospects.
The presenters provided students with information about other academies and institutes that partner with Saudi Aramco and provide specialized vocational training for certain jobs related to the oil and gas industry. Most students expressed their strong intention to join Saudi Aramco upon graduation.