Q&A with Canada's MacPhail Energy School Training Consultant Abid Rashid
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.
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.
SAIT Polytechnic’s MacPhail School of Energy
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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