Victoria University Comes Of Age As Oil & Gas Trainer

Students of Victoria University during a field tour in the oil fields in western Uganda COURTESY PHOTO Students of Victoria University during a field tour in the oil fields in western Uganda

The effort to train Ugandans who want to work in the growing oil and gas sector at Victoria University is getting stronger each year as the university continues to strategically put itself in the desired position.

The university is already offering courses like Certificate in Oil and Gas Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry and Bachelor of Science in Oil & Gas Accounting and Science in Oil and Gas.

Excelling at teaching these courses is making Victoria University the leading oil and gas training institution in the East African Region.

“We have been training professionals for the oil and gas industry as well as businesses and organizations whose activities intersect with the industry since 2014,” vice-chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said.

This achievement has attracted the attention of the government which has recognized the learning institute as a key stakeholder in oil and gas capacity building and training with the availability of both short and long courses.

Victoria University participated in the development of the Workforce Skills Development Strategy and Plan (WFSDSP, 2015). The WFSDSP identified the demand and supply of skills to enhance Uganda’s local talent in the Oil and Gas Sector

Dr. Sharma said the university has collaborated with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and international oil companies in Uganda and conduct field trips in the Albertine Graben to ensure graduates are up-to-date with developments in the oil and gas sector.

"We are the only University in Uganda and the East African region that has partnered with Coventry University (UK), a leading Centre of Excellence in Oil and Gas Training and International Accreditation.

"Victoria University in association with Coventry University (UK) are implementing the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project (ARSDP) on curriculum development, training and international accreditation in four petroleum-related construction trades at UTC Kichwamba,”

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