PennWell to empower youths at offshore conference
PENNWELL has announced the inclusion of a youth empowerment programme as part of this year’s Offshore West Africa Conference.
The programme, according to the organisers, was included to spice up the already impressive line-up of activities at the upcoming event scheduled for The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on January 22, 2015.
Besides, the Youths’ Programme is available for a maximum of 100 youths/students, through invitation only.
As part of EI’s YPN Centenary Celebration all undergraduate students from Ghana and Nigeria would be given complimentary membership of the Energy Institute.
This new addition to the 19th annual Offshore West Africa coincides with the announcement of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for the first time, supported by the Energy Institute’ YPN and Lonadek, as well as being part of PennWell’s overall corporate social responsibility plans.
Youth empowerment is a holistic means of education, enlightenment and engagement. Careers in the energy industry are fast changing due to the variable energy source types, rapid technological advancement, fast-changing consumer needs and continuously adapting working environment.
Organisations are paying more attention to skills and competencies that are required to optimise and utilise natural resources for energy and power. Emphasis is being laid more on learning and development with continuous professional development being viewed as a major success driver in human capital development.
Creating awareness of the personal, professional and career development paths in readiness to enjoy a fruitful and rewarding career is the primary purpose of the PennWell Youth Empowerment Programme. The programme will involve Career Counselling, Industry Related Awareness and an Empowerment Workshop.