DTEK Oil&Gas Financed a Computer Lab at Poltava Oil and Gas College
A new laboratory of specialized information technologies has been opened at PoltNTU (Poltava Oil and Gas College) with the support of DTEK Oil&Gas. The company financed the project in the amount of UAH 1.2 million: carried out an overhaul of the roof and premises, bought 17 new computers, a multimedia complex and other equipment, and with modern furniture for the classroom.
This initiative was timed to the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratiuk University, as the college is its structural unit. The college is attended by nearly 1,000 students in six specializations, including drilling, operating wells, and maintaining and repairing oil and gas equipment. The computer class will allow students to master specialized computer programs that will be needed in future work.
Igor Shchurov, General Director of DTEK Oil&Gas, said, “Our company has been maintaining a strategic partnership with Poltava National Technical University and the College of Oil and Gas for more than five years. We are interested in attracting the best personnel in the industry, so we take part in training specialists from school by organizing internships for students and production sites, holding scientific and technical conferences, and helping develop the material and technical base. The dynamics of development of the entire oil and gas industry depends on the successful cooperation between private businesses and educational institutions.”
Liubov Shumska, Director of the College of Oil and Gas, noted, “DTEK Oil&Gas understands that in order to employ highly-qualified graduates, it is necessary to help the university and college in the practical training of students. Thus, the modern laboratory of specialized information technologies will allow students to study engineering graphics and computer design at a completely new level. The opening of this laboratory is a vivid example of cooperation between educational and business organizations.”