Total, its corporate foundation and its affiliates are involved in promoting education, training young generations and expanding Total’s know-how and expertise worldwide. The company deploys a wide range of initiatives, including literacy programs and scholarship grants, and sets up training centers to help strengthen the educational system.
Total E&P Angola has signed a cooperation agreementOil contract under which the oil that is produced is shared between the state and the oil company... to create a long-term program to train students and provide equipment to Agostinho Neto University.
This agreement calls for the development of scientific and educational training at the graduate level, assistance and orientation in collaboration with Total E&P Angola employees and other foreign universities in preparing thesis projects at the graduate, Master and PhD levels, and scholarship grants to students.
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Total Austral has a stake in ecological restoration thanks to the contribution of the academic world and the local community.
Total Austral provides financial support to the Petroleum Engineering degree course taught at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), to fund scholarship grants, assist gifted students and invite foreign professionals to teach advanced courses.
In 2013, a cooperation agreement was signed between ITBA, Total Austral and Total Professeurs Associés.
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Total Professeurs Associés (TPA) provides students at Charles Darwin University and University of Western Australia in Perth with industry experience on a diverse range of oil and gas topics.
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The Antwerp and Feluy sites in Belgium open their doors every year to almost 150 students. Volunteers also teach courses in universities.
More information: be.total.com
Throughout a 10 year partnership, Total E&P Canada has worked with FUSE, a University of Calgary student organization, to foster education and dialogue among students and professionals, helping to inspire our future leaders to make real-world impacts, both locally and globally.
Over 400 students, academic representatives and industry professionals gather together at the annual FUSE networking event, one of the most anticipated evenings in Calgary’s energy industry, to participate in conversations between students and leaders with one common goal – integrating more sustainable practices in Canada’s energy industry.
More information: www.ca.total.com
With the help of the Sponsorship and Education departments, Total France supports associations that promote on-ramps to employment, training for young people and the fight against illiteracy. Total develops relationships with schools to shine a spotlight on scientific fields.
Scholarships are also granted to foreign students. Grant holders attend engineering classes and Master or PhD courses in France through a partnership with Institut Français du Pétrole et des Energies Nouvelles.
Academic Chairs are also part of Total France’s educational initiatives. Their main objectives are to stimulate research, teaching and awareness of the energy industry and related areas (such as engineering, geology, environment, biodiversityRefers to the natural diversity of living organisms. It can be measured through the study of species, genes and ecosystems. and energy sciences) in prestigious institutions and universities around the world. Mines Paris Tech, for example offers courses on new energy strategies.
Total Professeurs Associés builds bridges between the oil industry and major universities and engineering schools by delegating professors or experts who deliver technical or business-related presentations. The topics cover all aspects of the oil industry, from prospecting to chemical activities.
Another educational initiative, Total Solar Expert, provides information to help young people understand renewable energies. This resource is primarily intended for interested teachers.
More information: fr.total.com
Every year, Total Gabon grants scholarships to five Gabonese students to help them pursue a technical diploma (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) in electromechanical systems at Institut supérieur de technologie d’Afrique Centrale (ISTAC) in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo.
Total Gabon has also set up a scholarship program intended to broaden access to higher education in technical fields in France.
More information: www.total.ga
Total Oil India Private Limited regularly supports various programs relating to local communities for the development of education, healthcare and road safety. Total also inducts talent from prestigious Indian institutions.
More information: www.total.in
Total supports creation and sharing in science, technology, arts and the humanities. Total Indonesia is highly partnered with different universities aiming at sharing and spreading knowledge.
Its partnership with Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), a state co-educational research university and the oldest technology-oriented university in Indonesia, is an outstanding example of Total’s educational commitment in the region.
Another proof of commitment in education is shown through the involvement of Total Indonesia in three educative programs : Employee Volunteer Sharing Program (EVSP), TOTAL Professeur Associes (TPA), and TOTAL Day. The three programs have the same mission of sharing knowledge and experiences, yet deliver different programs.
More information: www.total.id
Total E&P Myanmar launches socio-economic development programs to introduce technical education at the local level. A special tuition program was set up to allow high school students who had failed their final exams to start over. Scholarships have also allowed some students to go on to higher education in Yangon and Dawei. In early 2012, Total E&P Myanmar was supporting more than 27 students in post-secondary education.
More information: burma.total.com
Total Russia brings its know-how to students of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. This innovative, top-tier university is a flagship of higher technical education in Russia.
More information: www.ru.total.com
Total Saudi Arabia supports research in science and technology through its partnership with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
More information: www.sa.total.com
Total South Africa’s corporate social investments are focused on education. Total South Africa is dedicated to supporting the “Kids in the Kruger” project, which teaches children about environmental issues in an enjoyable and fun manner.
More information: http://za.total.com
"Young People Are Our Biggest Source of Energy"
Total Turkey launches the Young Talents programme which offers new graduates six months' experience in discovering one of Total Oil Türkiye departments with a possibility of continuing with 12 months’ experience in one of Total affiliates abroad. The Young Talents Project is one of Total’s most valuable investments.
More information: tr.total.com
United Arab Emirates
Total in the UAE offers many training opportunities in the Emirates and experience abroad to engineers and future leaders. This type of individual support and coaching fosters each student's personal development and successful entry into the world of work. Supported by Total in the UAE, The Petroleum Institute University and Research Center intends to become a world-class institution in both engineering education and energy industry research.
Total Abu Al Bukhoosh Academy (ABK Academy) is another example of the company’s educational commitment in the region. Total ABK Academy hosts young apprentices so that experienced professionals can impart their know-how and passion to future technicians.
More information: www.ae.total.com
The Better Energy School Awards in the UK aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people. Over the last 10 years 230,000 young people have participated in the awards. Total in the UK businesses are proud to partner with the Young Peoples’ Trust for the Environment in bringing young people together to learn about the natural world and the need for sustainability.
Total E&P Yemen invites promising Secondary School graduates to pursue Bachelor’s Degrees in France in the fields of Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Economics.
The Total Scholarship Program continues to make a significantly positive impact on supporting education and helping genuinely ambitious Yemeni students obtain engineering degrees.
More information: ye.total.com
To be continued…