Engineering for Petroleum and Process Industries (ENPPI) signed a cooperation protocol with Alexandria University to improve the skills of company’s employees, according to a statement by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

The signature ceremony was held in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, Enppi’s Chairman and CEO, Ashraf Bahaa, and the President of Alexandria University, Essam El Kordi, in addition to other top officials.

This protocol comes in a line of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s directives to achieve more cooperation between companies and educational entities and link the higher education curricula with scientific research to upgrade the higher education according to Egypt’s 2030 vision.

El Molla held a meeting after the signature to discuss the importance of the joint work and the future cooperation plans to follow up on the protocol’s outputs.

He asserted the petroleum sector keenness to consolidate cooperation with the scientific and academic entities and exchange experience to link the practical side with the academic one.

Additionally, El Molla pointed out that these protocols contribute to maximizing the benefit of both parties’ scientific and practical experiences in holding mutual training programs and courses, in addition to providing specialized technical training services to the university students and training opportunities in companies according.

On the other side, Bahaa emphasized that Enppi seeks to build qualified young cadres to fit the labor market. Consequently, this enables them to promote the vital industry.