Qatar Petroleum to set up safety academy
Doha, October 28, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced plans to open a new hitech college dedicated to emergency and safety professions at Ras Laffan Industrial City in partnership with the Ministry of Interior.
The Ras Laffan Emergency & Safety College will offer internationally-recognized as well as professional vocational qualifications, courses and programs in fire safety engineering and fire safety management.
Spread over a 100 hectares, the new academy will be equipped with modern classrooms, high-tech training props, and other support and administration facilities.
Khalid Ahmed Al-Ansari, the manager of the college said it wil be one of the largest and most advanced education and training institutions in the region, serving not only companies and individuals in Qatar but also those in the greater Mena and Asian region.
"The college is a testament of our resolve to become a hallmark of emergency safety training, and its primary objective is to educate and train emergency and safety professionals to internationally recognized qualification and standards in a variety of functional areas," he added.
The academy offers a large selection of educational options comprising vocational training courses and academic programs, as students can enrol in fire safety management or fire safety engineering diploma and degree programs.
Plans for the future include degrees in safety, environment, occupational health, business continuity, incident management and other related fields.
Applicants can enrol in single training courses on a specific field of study whose duration varies from three days to 12 weeks, or in academic degrees, which can extend from 2-4 years, said Al-Ansari.
The first academic degrees will be available starting from next September. The college has a capacity to train up to 300 students at a time, and it uses English as the main medium of instruction, with Arabic translations also available for the courses and examinations, he added.-TradeArabia News Service