KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – Petronas is the first Malaysian company to receive an accreditation from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), a prestigious international benchmark, for one of its technical capability development programmes. The IChemE accreditation was awarded to the Petronas Process/Operations development programme for engineers known as the Skill Group Development Programme (SGDP) via Accelerated Capability Development (ACD) implementation.
It met the requirements for the IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) which facilitates engineers in pursuing membership as Chartered Engineers, it said in a statement here Saturday. The ACD was rolled out in 2009 and has been continually enhanced to accelerate the development of Petronas’ technical staff.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd Datuk Sazali Hamzah said: “The accreditation of the Petronas’ ACD programme by IChemE’s Qualification and International Development function is an important milestone in Petronas’ history, and in our on-going efforts to improve and standardise the quality of development of Chemical Engineers.”
He also said the international standard accreditation would further motivate the company to improve on its development of world class Chartered Chemical Engineers. Sazali is also Advisor for the Process/Operations Skill Group. IChemE is a global professional membership organisation with over 40,000 members across 120 countries. Its Chartership for Chemical Engineers is recognised globally and has a high international standing.