Qatargas has launched individual development programme (IDP) in an effort to support national graduates through training and development as part of strengthening its Qatarisation programme.
This announcement came at the company’s 15th annual CEO forum where nationals who are part of Qatargas’ training and development programme met with the chief executive Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani, and participated in discussions regarding their individual development and the company’s Qatarisation programme.
The theme of this year’s forum, ‘My Career My Responsibility’, was supported by Qatargas’ learning and development (L&D) department and facilitated by the Focus Group.
“Qatargas is committed to maintaining its status as the world’s premier LNG (liquefied natural gas) company. As national graduates, you are the cornerstone of this incredible journey we are undertaking. At Qatargas, we value our national workforce and provide you with guidance as well as the necessary means and tools to grow in your professional life,” the chief executive said.
The new IDP platform is developed to increase effectiveness of IDP system user experience and reporting, said a Qatargas spokesman.
This year L&D launched National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) e-learning training to assist division heads, coaches and national graduates to understand the purpose and objectives of the NGDP. The aim of this learning module is to gain a better understanding of roles and responsibilities which will support executing the role of a coach and national graduate as a learner more effectively.
The announcement of the launch of “Coaching Community” with the aim to improve communication and networking among other fellow coaches of national graduates. Also L&D would identify steps to further support coaches of national graduates to enhance their coaching skills which assist them to resolve issues and concerns of national graduates.
For trainees, a new Technical Preparation Programme (TPP) is under provision, which is more focused on vocational training and aligned to targeted positions as technicians and rover operators. It is based on standards set by Qatargas together with other oil and gas companies.
The programme content has been developed jointly by the companies and endorsed by Qatar Petroleum and the programme material is now under development and the first batch is planned to start on September 2016.
The forum also included motivational speeches by Qatari nationals who have excelled in their careers and progressed to key position in the company after completing their development programme.
Ali Mohamed al-Emadi, LNG Marketing Division manager shared his success stories with the national graduates; and Mones Khider al-Rwaili, Head of Shutdown Operations, Onshore Support Operation shared his success. There were also several group activities and presentations.
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