Andrei’s Country was the social responsibility platform of OMV Petrom and community of those who want a better country every day! Since 2009, through Andrei’s Country, OMV Petrom supported the projects that inspired the Romanian communities to take action, change their lives, to grow by their own forces.
Vocational Week in Andrei's Country is part of the vocational education support program, Vocational Romania and is a new format derived from the traditional OMV Petrom project: Vocational Summer Camp. The project includes a series of personal and professional development workshops designed to help students be better prepare for the labor market after graduation.
This year, in partnership with 2 high schools from Prahova County: Mechanical Technological High School from Câmpina and Elie Radu Energetic High School from Ploiești, it is addressed to all ninth grade students from mechanical and electrical specialization to show them from the first year of study that #itcanbedone and that their future profession is a valuable one.
In the personal development workshops, students will learn with the help of the trainers how to work as a team, how to communicate effectively, how to write a CV, how to present themselves to an employer, who are beneficiaries of an employment contract and how to look for a job adapted to their needs.
In the professional workshops, students will find out from professionals in the fields in which they train basic practical notions about their future profession.
At the same time, all teachers from the 2 partner schools will participate in development courses on conflict management and online education methods.
Both students and teachers will receive digital equipment within the project, that will help them continue their studies and have access to education in these challenged times. The digital equipment will be offered for free to all beneficiaries in the project with the aim to facilitate the educational act both in organizing the project and in the future.
The Vocational Week will take place online between October 26-30 for students and teachers from Elie Radu Energy High School in Ploiesti and between November 02-06 for students and teachers at the Mechanical Technological High School in Câmpina.
An educational project within the Vocational Romania campaign, through which OMV Petrom supports 6 vocational classes with specializations from the oil and gas industry. For 3 years, the students study after an updated curriculum and benefit from internships within the company, scholarships and vocational training courses held by OMV Petrom employees.
Two generations of students will be trained between 2020-2024 in 3 technological high schools from the country: Technological High School “Astra Pitești", Technological High School "Grigore Cobălcescu" from Moinești and Technological High School "Voievodul Mircea" from Târgoviște. The students who will successfully complete the courses will be awarded a vocational qualification acknowledged at European level.
Depending on school performance, OMV Petrom grants the students a monthly scholarship of maximum Lei 700. In 2020, Euro ~ 30,000 were assigned for the rehabilitation of several classrooms and the endowment of the laboratories from the 3 partner high schools with required equipment for the students’ practice. Together with the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, the company’s employees developed updated course supports that help teachers and students.
Specialization from Oilmen´s School
• Well operator: is part of the standard team, which performs intervention works, repairs and well abandoning.
• 167 participating students
• 167 scholarships of maximum Lei 700/monthly on each study year
• Euro ~110.000 for classrooms rehabilitation and laboratories endowment
• Internship within OMV Petrom, alongside company specialists
• Updated curriculum for the 2 specializations: Operator for the extraction, transportation, treatment and delivery of gas and Well operator
• Vocational qualification acknowledged at international level
• Learning materials updated in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research
• 2 rehabilitated classrooms
• 4 equipped practice laboratories
• The possibility to continue the 11th grade studies in high school education
• 65 junior well operators hired within the company
Vocational Summer Camp from Andrei’s Country is part of the Vocational Romania program and is a project based on professional and personal development workshops for students and teachers from 11th and 12th grades from technological high schools and vocational schools. The project was launched in 2015.
The camp includes a series of practical activities designed to help the students to be better prepared for the labor market after finishing their studies.
The students participate in an intensive program combining vocational profiling, personal development courses, practical workshops and themed nights. Within the practical workshops, the students simulate a real working schedule, where they learn basic knowledge about the craft they study, they are assigned roles and responsibilities and work guided by specialists in the field. At the end of each camp, the future craftsmen carry out a large-scale final project, specific for their chosen craft.
During the personal development workshops, the students learn the basics about communication, teamwork, entrepreneurial spirit, civic responsibility, as well as how to present themselves in front of an employer or how to write a CV. Oftentimes, the students have the opportunity to interact even with real employers. The teachers take courses of interaction with the students, conflict management or development of leadership skills within educational management.
Results in the first 5 years:
• Over 1.100 students participated in the camp
• Over 200 teachers took educational skills development courses
• 180 scholarships
• Specializations: oilmen, electricians, constructors, mechanics, hairdressers, tailors, cooks and waiters
A national SMART projects competition, through which we support the initiatives that use technology cleverly in order to build sustainable communities in Romania.
We build SMART COMMUNITIES together for a better country with each passing day!
In the RO SMART competition, we finance with grants between 200,000-500,000 euro and provide mentoring from our colleagues, for projects in which technology is present into the service of people. Through these projects, we try to solve the problems faced by society, render resource consumption more effective, to improve public services, to increase the life quality of citizens or to reduce costs on a medium and long term for the community.
For the growth of villages and cities from Romanian with the aid of technology, we seek smart solutions in the fields of: education, infrastructure, health, safety, transportation, agriculture, energy and environment. The projects must be developed for the sake of the community and must have an impact among as many citizens as possible.
In the competition can sign up non-governmental organizations, public establishments, local public administration authorities or education units and establishments from the state system from any locality from Romania. Natural persons can sign up in the competition in collaboration with one of the above-mentioned entities.
RO SMART is the newest format since two years of the national competition Ideas from Andrei’s Country.
Till now we supported around 100 projects for environment, education and community development fields with grands over EUR 1,300,000 euro .