After more than a year of hard work and dedication, Saudi Aramco has achieved a five-year accreditation award for 28 of our training centers. This accomplishment is yet another breakthrough for Saudi Aramco in the area of education and training, and is yet another sign that the company continues to invest in the professional and vocational development of our workforce.
In early 2016, a team of 17 evaluators from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) in the United States, including ACCET executive director William Larkin, concluded a final on-site examination of Saudi Aramco Training and Development’s (T&D) job skills, academic, and professional training centers, the Professional Engineering Development Division (PEDD), and for the first time, Drilling and Workover (D&WO).
In total, 28 training organizations were candidates for accreditation or reaccreditation. Highlighting the magnitude of achieving accreditation for every proposed training center, Training & Development general manager Nabil K. Al-Dabal stated, “We are proud to maintain our longstanding accredited status for the sixth time since 1993. During this time, we have increased the number of centers accredited from five to 28, and through collaboration, we have extended our accreditation to cover different organizations.
“This experience has improved the quality of learning and development in Saudi Aramco, has ensured that the programs delivered in our training centers match globally recognized standards of the highest quality, and has equipped us with the tools to accomplish all of this at a reduced cost. It goes without saying that such an achievement will not only satisfy our customers and the corporate strategy, but also will ensure that Saudi Aramco continues to be an employer of choice for both current and future employees.”