Date(s) - 06 May 2018
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Kuwait, 6 May 2018 – EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, celebrated the graduation of 12 Kuwait University students from its annual internship program that provides soon-to-be graduates with professional development and hands-on practical experience in the petrochemical industry as part of EQUATE’s commitment to supporting local education programs.
Speaking at the ceremony, EQUATE’s Group Global HR Director Mohammad Alsharhan, said: “Through our continued collaboration with Kuwait University, we aim to continue playing a positive role in developing a generation of professionals who will lead the sustainability of EQUATE, the national economy and the entire industry. We congratulate every one of our graduating interns and we look forward to seeing them progress in their careers.”
In addition to receiving recognition for their achievements, the interns presented case studies to demonstrate the technical competencies they acquired after spending three months 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 and environmental sciences.
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).