Q&A with Canada's MacPhail Energy School Training Consultant Abid Rashid

Q&A with Canada's MacPhail Energy School Training Consultant Abid Rashid
Rigzone interviews Abid Rashid, a training consultant at SAIT Polytechnic's MacPhail School of Energy in Canada, on manpower and training issues facing the petroleum industry.

Abid Rashid works as a training consultant at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Polytechnic’s MacPhail School of Energy (MSE) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He travelled to Asia for the Singapore International Energy Week conference recently. Rashid is also managing director/CEO of Calgary-based Sustainable Energy Strategies Ltd., a firm focused on developing and deploying sustainable energy technologies. 

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Q&A with Canada's MacPhail Energy School Training Consultant Abid Rashid
 

MSE indicated that it is Canada’s first school of energy and one of a handful of such schools in North America. Rashid provides his views on manpower and training matters facing the petroleum industry in an interview with Rigzone.

Abid Rashid
Training Consultant, SAIT Polytechnic’s MacPhail School of Energy
Training Consultant
SAIT Polytechnic’s MacPhail School of Energy
Source: Rigzone

Rigzone: Can you tell us a bit about SAIT’s MacPhail School of Energy?

Rashid: SAIT is the first publicly funded technical institute in Canada established in 1916. There are 14,000 full time students, undergoing training in business and trades like construction and welding. I worked in MSE, which provides training for the energy industry.


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