Schneider Saudi names first energy 'hero'
Riyadh, September 15, 2013
Schneider Electric, a French specialist in energy management, has picked its first ‘Energy University Hero’ in Saudi Arabia, through a nationwide competition that attracted over 680 students and engineers.
The initiative seeks to award participation in the company’s self-learning virtual program, Energy University.
Recognising the need for catering to a largely Arabic speaking population in Saudi Arabia, Schneider rolled-out 10 courses in Arabic with plans to offer 15 additional courses in the language by end-2013.
Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia named staff engineer Anwar Parvez as the first 'Energy University Hero.'
Parvez successfully completed 31 courses over a span of 27 days with a perfect overall score of 100 per cent to claim the title. He also received an iPad mini and the opportunity to appear on Schneider Electric’s social media and public relations channels.
Ahmad Al Rashoud, vice president of Retail, said: “Energy University is our key tool for achieving our objective of empowering the community to better address the global challenges of energy and sustainability. We hope that Parvez’ achievement will motivate other students to stay connected and work towards clinching the title.”
Courses completed by Parvez covered key energy fundamentals including efficiency, audit, issues, statistics, finance, procurement, conservation, and adoption of green practices.
The curriculum aims to provide anyone involved in the decision-making, management, planning, design, or construction of a space impacted by energy with a level of expertise to address efficiency issues and apply safe, reliable and cost-effective measures. - TradeArabia News Service