Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, along with Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Safan, will attend the graduation ceremony of the first batch, consisting of 100 trainees, of the training program provided to technicians, Petro Press reported. The graduation will also be attended by Schlumberger’s Vice President (VP) and General Manager, Hussein Fouad El Ghazzawy.

During the ceremony, the trainees will be certified by the ministry of manpower and Schlumberger, and will receive skill level measurement certification as well as work permit.

All trainees received a monthly reward of EGP 1,300 during training. In addition, Schlumberger took over paying accommodation fee for expatriates. The training also included providing insurance policy in case of death, total and partial disability, and work injury, Saafan said.

The training is a part of the protocol between the ministry of Manpower and Schlumberger to train 900 people on tasks related to petroleum services, starting from exploration and drilling to oil and gas production, Safaan further pointed out.

The 100 graduates of the first batch include 30 ladies, which reflects the ministry of manpower’s support to Egyptian women in trainings and career levels, according to Safaan.

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