bp and its co-authors in the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Shah-Deniz and South Caucasus pipeline projects – SOCAR, TPAO, LUKOIL, NICO, MOL, Equinor, SGC, INPEX, ExxonMobil, ITOCHU, TotalEnergies, Eni , ONGCVidesh – today announced that the ABB Tech Academy project they joined in 2020 has been successfully completed.
The project trained and developed a total of 208 people from all sectors of the economy, improving their IT skills, general technological knowledge and capabilities and enabling them to keep pace with the rapidly changing world of technology. Of the 208 participants, the training of 150 was co-financed by bp and its co-authors and ABB.
Throughout the project, participants representing more than 50 local and international organizations, including ABB and various universities such as Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry, Baku Engineering University, Baku Higher Oil School, UNEC, etc.
The project, initiated by ABB, was aimed at supporting the development of the local IT market, educating a new generation of professionals who will think innovatively, direct efforts in the direction of future technologies and participate in technological breakthroughs.
An event was held in Baku today to celebrate the successful completion of the project and to wish all graduates success in joining the community of technology professionals in the country.
Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli, bp Caspian Vice President of Communications and External Relations, said: “This project was one of our favorites as it is strictly in line with the commitment of bp and its co-sponsors to promote overall capacity building in Azerbaijan. It also aligns with bp’s own digital transformation efforts. At bp, innovation and digital solutions are at the heart of everything we do to achieve our zero goals and our transition to an integrated energy company.
“We would like to thank ABB for the opportunity to join their great initiative, which we believe will help the country meet the demand for high-quality digital experts to support its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Abbas Ibrahimov, Chairman of the Board of ABB, said: “By supporting the training of highly qualified specialists for our country, we try to contribute to the development of our society and demonstrate loyalty to our corporate values.
“ABB Tech Academy will be one of the projects that ABB will always be proud of. Because this academy became the beginning of the path of success of hundreds of young people of Azerbaijan. Here, professional personnel are trained and brought to the labor market for the needs of rapid digitalization of business. Together with our partners, we make educational opportunities here available to all of our talented young people. I express our gratitude to bp and its co-authors for bringing special value to this project with their participation.”
ABB Tech Academy is based on the methodology developed by IT training center “DAN IT Education” and provides exciting bootcamp programs covering the main areas of coding. The training program uses the Israeli method of training IT personnel – Telem.
The total cost of the project was 400,000 AZN ($235,300), of which 200,000 AZN was contributed by bp and co-authors, and the remaining 200,000 AZN was financed by ABB.