TAQA technicians travel to Teesside for skills competency training

24196The TTE Technical Institute has secured a new project with the international energy and water company TAQA to provide technical training to technicians based in the Middle East

A group of 13 technicians from TAQA’s Atrush Block oil production facility in Iraq’s Kurdistan region are spending three months in the UK at TTEs fully equipped training centre in Middlesbrough to develop practical engineering skills to achieve internationally recognised qualifications.

The project also supports the development of women technicians in the Kurdistan region by TAQA with one member of the group being a female process technician.

There are three technicians working for Level Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level two in mechanical engineering and three technicians working towards the PEO Electrical and Instrumentation Level two standard.

The remaining seven technicians are working towards the Process Industry Operations Level two qualification. Once completed, all qualifications allow for continuous development to achieve level three.

Working with TTE’s internationally-experienced trainers, the technicians will utilise the training centre’s industry-standard facilities and equipment undertaking a programme of practical, hands-on modules and assessments.

Contracts also support the training of young people in the North East of England. As a charitable, non-profit social enterprise, TTE offers the surplus revenue generated from its commercial training to support the funding of training for apprentices and young learners from schools and colleges in the North East.

Steve Grant, Managing Director of the TTE Technical Institute, said, “We are very proud to establish this new relationship with such a globally-recognised company as TAQA to support the development of its workforce. This is the first group we have welcomed to TTE from Kurdistan, further extending the reach of the organisation into international markets.”

“Exporting our expertise to areas of the world such as West Africa, the Middle East and Asia plays an important role in the training of young people in the North East through the gift-aiding of commercial surpluses into our charity. Increasing our presence in key international markets and securing important projects with companies such as TAQA will generate more opportunities for local young people,” he added

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