Students meeting at III edition of business-university partnership program of UCA and Fundación Cepsa
12 Jul 2018
- Students from the Polytechnic School of Algeciras train alongside Cepsa’s employees
- The course focuses on the specialist subject of oil refining and is delivered at Cepsa’s facilities
- Participants were chosen on the merits of their academic achievements, based on the selection criteria set by the university and Cepsa
A total of five students from the Polytechnic School of Algeciras (EPSA) will be taking part through to September in this new edition of the educational business-university partnership program focused on engineering. The fourth edition of this ground-breaking project in Spain will get under way in the final quarter of 2018.
The course started last November and is a product of the Company’s partnership with the University of Cádiz through the Fundación Cepsa Chair. It focuses on the specialist subject of oil and petrochemical refining and is delivered at the Company’s facilities. Speakers include prominent professionals with a wealth of experience in the various subjects and fields the course addresses.
Participants are selected on the merits of their academic record and based on the selection criteria set by the university and the Company. These young students were sat next to Cepsa’s own employees, who also benefited from this university training. A total of 25 employees have received training this year. Meanwhile, students from the Polytechnic School of Algeciras, an academic institution with which Cepsa has been collaborating since 1973, will be able to complete their degree or master's at the Company.
The Head of the Gibraltar-San Roque refinery, Miguel Pérez de la Blanca, attended the meeting with students to find out how their experience had gone at the Company’s facilities and to gauge their impression of the educational partnership in the field of engineering.
Fundación Cepsa Academic Chairs in Andalusia
Fundación Cepsa has forged a long-standing relationship with the universities in the region. Its academic chairs at the Universities of Huelva, Seville and Cádiz have steadily grown thanks to the hard work and involvement of professionals from both sides in improving levels of training, innovation and research.
The Cepsa Chairs in Andalusia have allowed thousands of pupils to gain first-hand experience of a real working environment, while bringing university lecturers closer to the reality of the industry in Andalusia. The exchange of technicians and professors has allowed them to hone their skills and bring their new expertise to bear when going about their daily work. This has ultimately made Fundación Cepsa a major ally of the universities of Andalusia.