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Petroleum Academy to Open in Senegal

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Der Mond Group, out of Abu Dhabi, secured a partnership with Iota Group out of Switzerland, to open a petroleum academy in Dakar, Senegal. The academy will offer training programs and workshops at level with international standards in the energy industry and more specifically in the oil and gas value chain.

The establishment of the academy is aimed at supporting the state of Senegal in increasing the number of qualified and certified local professionals, subsequently providing jobs for the Senegalese youth.

Techma, a subsidiary of Iota Group, will provide its expertise, skills and training programs as well as qualified teachers.

“We are extremely proud to launch this training academy and to become, alongside our internationally recognized partner Iota Group, the first private Senegalese institution dedicated to shaping a pool of qualified professionals in the oil and gas industry,” said Khadija A. Ba, president and founder of Der Mond Group.

The academy’s first goal is to provide an industrial security certification course in order to establish a long-presence of certified professionals ready to tackle high-level challenges requested by operators, contractors and suppliers present in Senegal.

The academy’s regional office will be in Dakar, with offices set to open in Mali, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Conakry, and Cote d’Ivoire.