|13 November, 2019

UAE school students discover exciting career opportunities with young ADIPEC

ADIPEC's Youth Outreach Programme Uses Fun, Interactive Activities to Engage and Inspire Students

UAE school students discover exciting career opportunities with young ADIPEC
  • Encourages the Next Generation of Leaders to Consider Career Opportunities in Oil and Gas

Abu Dhabi, UAE:– Around 850 UAE school students are getting hands-on experience in some of the exciting career choices available in oil and gas, by participating in Young ADIPEC, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference’s innovative youth outreach programme.

Now in its seventh year fully supported by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), and joined this year by Abu Dhabi University and Zayed University as academic partners, Young ADIPEC uses fun, interactive activities to engage students and spark their interest, showing them that there is much more to working in oil and gas than they may have realised.

Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean of College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University said: “We are excited to be part of the Young ADIPEC program as we continue to support young innovators and future scientists from Abu Dhabi University and all across the UAE in developing knowledge and harnessing creativity that empowers them to lead the UAE’s next wave of innovation and growth.”

Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance for the United Arab Emirates, Young ADIPEC is hosted by ADNOC, and supported by Arab Development (ARDECO), Bechtel, ExxonMobil, Inpex Group Jodco, Shell, Eni, Emdad, STS, Weatherford, Wintershall Dea, China ZhenHua Oil, and Emirates Foundation. Activities are tailored to school students aged 14 to 17, when they are making the study choices that will define their career journey.

The highlight of the annual initiative is the experiential and edutainment programme within the ADIPEC exhibition halls. This features nine zones covering fields including robotics, engineering, health and safety, technology and innovation, electrical engineering, and science, as well as the ‘Bring Your Energy’ zone by ADNOC, and the ‘Build an Oil Rig Zone’.

Emphasising the benefits of ‘learning through doing’, the zones are designed around fun, career-related activities. For example, students use engineering and modelling kits to design and build functioning models of oil and gas technology, including working robots and miniature vehicles. At the ‘Chem-mysteries Live Show’, the students witness the wonders of science and chemical reactions, learning about chemical engineering.

Christian Lenoble, ExxonMobil UAE Country Manager and President Exxon Al Khalij, said: “Engineers help shape the future. Whether it’s developing new fuel sources, managing energy resources more efficiently or exploring the outer edges of the universe, engineers make it happen. By supporting programs such as Young ADIPEC that improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math, ExxonMobil is dedicated to making a difference.”

Alongside the workshops, the informative Young ADIPEC Talks cover a range of topics related to science, technology, and personal and professional development. These include showings of ‘Dream Big: Engineering Our World’, a film highlighting the importance of engineering in making the world a better place, sponsored by Bechtel. On the final day, Jamie Woodruff, Europe’s number-one ethical hacker, will host a special session about cybersecurity for the digital society and the youth of today. Each day’s programme ends with a ‘treasure hunt’, which guides students around the exhibition to meet industry experts and learn about new technologies and products.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, ADIPEC is taking place from 11 to 14 November, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).



Held under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and organised by the Global Energy Division of dmg events, the Abu Dhabi Petroleum International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) is the global meeting point for oil and gas professionals. Standing as one of the world’s leading oil and gas events.  ADIPEC is a knowledge-sharing platform that enables industry experts to exchange ideas and information that shape the future of the energy sector. The 22nd edition of ADIPEC will take place from 11th-14th November 2019, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). ADIPEC 2019 will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy & Industry, Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). dmg events is committed to helping the growing international energy community. 

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