EQUATE & MGRP Continue Partnership through Student Internships

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Date(s) - 11 August 2018
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Kuwait, 11 August 2018 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, continued its partnership with the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) by hosting 27 students for a summer internship program.

During a ceremony to recognize the students, the Supervisor of the Student Training Project at MGRP Tareq Al-Kandari commended the collaboration with EQUATE to provide training for university undergraduates, noting that this is a strategic partnership aimed at investing in the human capital and preparing them for the future.

Al-Kandari added, “This cooperation is focused on empowering Kuwait’s youth and building their competencies to ensure overall readiness for starting their careers.” He expressed overall appreciation to EQUATE for this partnership that will result in more effective initiatives in the future.

EQUATE Learning & Development Leader Ghada Dashti said that it makes good sense for EQUATE to invest in the development of tomorrow’s leaders. “Our collaboration with MGRP is a strategic element. These students will play an important role in achieving overall sustainability in every sector. On this basis, this program is an opportunity to prepare the students for their professional journey because their success will benefit us all,” she said.

The one-month internship program provided the students with specific professional training in a number of fields at EQUATE’s industrial complex and headquarters in Kuwait.

Since launching the internship program in 2000, EQUATE has trained hundreds of interns from various universities and majors, such as engineering, accounting, finance, business administration, chemistry, environmental sciences, industrial operations and maintenance.

The EQUATE Group* is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG). The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society. www.equate.com

* The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), its subsidiaries and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC).