The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, witnessed the graduation of 41 geologists from the top graduates of Science Faculties in Egyptian Universities, who are specialized in geology and geophysics, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The graduation comes as a part of Al Amal program, which is supervised by the Egyptian Geophysical Society (EGS) and sponsored by Shell, to train fresh graduates and give them the opportunity to join the Egyptian oil and natural gas sector, after they obtain the skills required in the petroleum labor market.

Shell is proud of sponsoring Al Amal program for the positive returns it will have on the Egyptian oil and gas sector in the near future, Shell Egypt’s Vice President Upstream, Country Chair & Managing Director, Gaser Hanter.

The ministry’s strategy aims at improving youths’ skills and abilities as youth is one of the pillars on which the oil and gas sector is depending, El Molla stated, adding that the program highlights the country’s keenness for helping youth find real job opportunities, and that the project is paving the way to benefiting from the scientific level and linking it to practical level in all the petroleum activities.

Al Amal Program aims at selecting 10 of the top graduates from Egyptian universities, from each department on two separate phases, and train them for three months to join oil firms, EGS’ Head, Samir Abdel Moaty, stated, adding that the training program includes five phases, theoretical phase; practical project; adding personal skills; projects’ presentation; and companies and fields’ visits.

Since 2007, Al AMal Program graduated over 270 people, until the previous eight batches, in addition to the 9th batch graduates.