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Australian Ambassador recognizes ACK students for completion of Worley Parsons And Koc Internship
August 30, 2018, 12:31 pm
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On 8 August 2018, the Australian Ambassador to Kuwait, His Excellency Mr. Jonathan Gilbert, attended the WorleyParsons and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Internship Recognition Ceremony of four Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) Engineering Program students who have just completed their Internship Program.  This workplace learning and training was arranged and supervised by WorleyParsons (WP) at the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in liaison with ACK.

The certificate awards were presented to the students by His Excellency Mr. Jonathan Gilbert and the Australian College of Kuwait President, Professor Isam Zaabalawi, following a short presentation conducted by WorleyParsons and the participating students.  During their internship, students had the opportunity to rotate across KOC and WorleyParsons as well as gaining on-site and administration office experiences. The students shared the benefits they gained from the Internship Program and recommended “that more students have the opportunity for such valuable work placements in the future.” A student also mentioned that: “we are getting benefit here in KOC by increasing our knowledge about engineering works. I am happy to meet electrical engineers and know how exactly they work and improve themselves by studying projects, write reports and joining courses. Thanks for allowing me to join this opportunity.”

Feedback from both WorleyParsons and KOC representatives regarding the ACK interns was extremely positive including comments such as “they were praised for their commitment, promptness, eagerness to learn and communication skills”.

On behalf of the Australian Embassy in Kuwait Ambassador Gilbert expressed his appreciation for the joint efforts of KOC, Worley Parsons, and ACK to develop the summer internship program.

“We greatly appreciate the support of the Kuwait Oil Company and are pleased the engineering students were able to gain first-hand appreciation of the complexity and scale of building energy infrastructure. WorleyParsons is a great Australian company that has a long history of partnering with Kuwait Oil Company. And I am pleased to see its efforts to educate and train the next generation of Kuwaiti engineers, who will be so important to the realization of the New Kuwait 2035 vision. Thanks also to the Australian College of Kuwait. I am pleased of your close association with Engineers Australia and that a number of your engineering degrees are accredited by this well-renowned Australian professional body,” Ambassador Gilbert said.

Experiential learning to prepare students as job-ready graduates is part of the core philosophy at ACK.  Further information regarding programs of study in both Engineering and Business is available on the Australian College in Kuwait website on www.ack.edu.kw or by contacting Admissions staff at the West Mishref campus.

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