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OMV Petrom continues to support vocational and technical education through Vocational Week, part of Andrei's Country platform

  •  Beneficiaries of the project: 156 ninth grade students - mechanical and electrical specialization - and 81 teachers
  •  The project is carried out in collaboration with two high schools in Prahova County - Mechanical Technological High School in Câmpina and Elie Radu Technical College in Ploiești
  •  All beneficiaries of the project will receive digital equipment to carry out their educational activity online
     
OMV Petrom, a supporter of vocational and technical education in Romania, continues the Vocational Camp project online, to adapt to the current context. The Vocational Camp, which this year would have reached its sixth edition, turns into The Vocational Week. The project is designed to increase the level of training of students in vocational high school and supports the continued development of teachers. The project is adapted to the current epidemiological context, with online activities and trainings and is being carried out in the period October 26-November 6.
 
Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: „We are all going through difficult times and educational activity is among the most affected in the context of the pandemic. OMV Petrom has been supporting vocational education since 2015 and we are glad that we can provide solutions to continue these projects. Thus, we hope to contribute to correlating the educational system offer with the Romanian labor market requirements.”
 
The project is carried out in partnership with two high schools in Prahova County: Mechanical Technological Highschool in Câmpina and Elie Radu Technical College High School in Ploiești. The project is dedicated to 156 ninth grade students, mechanics and electricians, and 81 teachers, as part of the activities planned in the Școala Altfel national program. Future mechanics and electricians will go through an intense program, which includes personal and professional development workshops. The teachers involved in the project will participate in training courses for adapting methods and subjects to online teaching and for managing conflict situations in the teacher-student relationship.
 
All beneficiaries of the project from the two partner schools will benefit from digital equipment, tablets and internet subscription for a period of 1 year, in amount of 37,000 euros.
 
During the personal development workshops, at the classes held by the Social Incubator Association, they will learn about communication, teamwork, self-confidence, but also relevant notions for career guidance - writing a resume, interview simulations, notions about the employment agreement, but also how to look for a job in the chosen field.
 
Regarding the professional workshops, the mechanics, together with NOD MakerSpace, and the electricians, together with the EFdeN team, will discover the basic notions of their profession, will better understand their future job and will receive specific protective equipment.
 
Also, during Vocational Week, teachers will have the opportunity to participate in workshops dedicated to managing conflict situations in the teacher-student relationship and adapting their teaching methods and content to the online environment.
 
Since 2015, OMV Petrom has launched a series of projects dedicated to vocational and technical education, has allocated over 3.5 million euro in projects such as Vocational Camp, Oilmen School, Vocational Students League. In the 5 years, the projects have over 1,300 students involved, over 370 scholarships awarded to students and almost 300 teachers who took courses to develop educational skills.
 
For more details about the project and about the social responsibility programs developed by OMV Petrom, please consult the platform: www.taraluiandrei.ro or www.omvpetrom.com.
 
About OMV Petrom
 
OMV Petrom is the largest energy company in Southeast Europe, with an annual oil and gas production at group level of 55.4 million boe in 2019. The group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons per year and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. On the retail petroleum products distribution market, the Group is present in Romania and neighboring countries through 802 gas stations, at the end of June 2020, under two brands, OMV and Petrom.
 
OMV Aktiengesellschaft, one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria, holds 51.011% of the shares in OMV Petrom. The Romanian state, through the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, holds 20.639% of OMV Petrom shares, Fondul Proprietatea holds 6.997%, and 21.353% are freely traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.
 
OMV Petrom is the largest taxpayer in the state budget, with contributions of 30.4 billion euros representing taxes, duties and dividends paid between 2005 and 2019.
Since 2007, OMV Petrom has integrated the principles of corporate responsibility into its business strategy. In the period 2007-2019, the company allocated approximately 66 million euros for the development of Romanian communities, focusing on environmental protection, education, health and local development.
 
On July 29, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities.