Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, met with trainees from the first batch of youth enrolling in the young and middle-management program, comprising of 117 men and women who succeeded in the required tests and are ready to enroll into the program, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The program aims to train and develop a new generation of talents in the oil and gas sector to lead the sector in light of the local and global changes. Around 450 men and women had passed the tests and were divided into three batches that will be trained one after the other.

The program comes in line with the ministry’s Modernization Project and aims to prepare young talents to cope with digital transformation and use the latest technologies in their work, El Molla noted.

The oil and gas sector is going forward to implement advanced technologies in different petroleum activities, especially implementing the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which works on connecting all database and information in companies under one umbrella to guarantee speed and efficiency of all operations in the sector, El Molla stated.