Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Shell Egypt and the National Academy for Youth Training and Rehabilitation to integrate the Shell NXplorers program in the various training programs at the academy.
The MoU aims at enhancing cooperation in building youth capacities and refining their skills and preparing future leaders, in addition to using the program to train the academy’s staff and develop their capabilities. The Shell NXplorers training program is specialized in developing sustainable solutions to problems.
El Molla praised the cooperation between Shell Egypt and the National Academy for Youth Training and Rehabilitation, which was able to achieve remarkable success in a short period since its establishment in August 2017. The minister further commended their abilities and skills as they provide a good scientific and practical training environment and distinguished elite lecturers with scientific and academic experiences in various fields.
He also praised the fruitful cooperation between the petroleum sector and Shell during its work in Egypt, which extends for more than 110 years. He stated that the MoU is consistent with the vision of the petroleum sector, which aims primarily at investing in human capabilities, preparing distinguished cadres, and providing the necessary training for workers through the Young and Middle Management Program of the Petroleum Sector Development and Modernization Project. This program works to prepare young leaders according to advanced scientific and practical foundations in a way to continue benefitting from them in the coming period.
Rasha Ragheb, Executive Director of the National Academy for Youth Training and Rehabilitation, stated that the MoU with Shell Egypt comes as a continuation of the success witnessed by the NXplorers program, which was implemented for the third batch of the Presidential Program for Qualifying Executives for Leadership. This is in addition to the expanded workshop organized by Shell Egypt in cooperation with the National Training Academy on the sidelines of the 4th World Youth Forum, which would develop the skills of contemporary and creative thinking to meet the challenges of change in various institutions.
Meanwhile, Khaled Kacem, Shell Egypt Chairman, said that youth is one of the most important driving, supporting, and interacting elements with the comprehensive and sustainable development process of Egypt 2030 vision. Without them, he added, no reconstruction, building, or progress can take place in society, as they are the driving force that pushes the wheel of progress forward.
Shell Egypt’s strategy as a responsible investor is keen to participate in community investment programs that pay great attention to preparing young cadres and developing their skills to become future leaders, Kacem pointed out.