OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in South-eastern Europe, announced the successful completion of a programme for the development of employees’ digital skills. The ‘Digital Training Skills’ programme was co-financed out of the European Social Fund via the Operation Programme Human Capital 2014 – 2020, with a total value of over RON 2mn.
New technologies and digitalization are of utmost importance for the company’s ability to produce cleaner energy and to contribute to a successful energy transition in Romania. At the same time, the company is constantly looking at the development of the employees in order to support the change towards a digital and sustainable economy.
Approximately 350 company employees attended courses between September 2021 and March 2023 for basic and advanced digital skills development. The courses included training in areas such as: energy systems monitoring and information, cyber security of critical infrastructure and data science.
Upon completion of the training activities, diplomas and/or attendance certificates were granted following an evaluation process organized at company level. All evaluation and certification documents, including attendance certificates, had a note saying that the operation was supported by the European Social Fund (ESF).
The programme ‘Digital Training Skills’ is based on three pillars: adopt digital technologies, promote culture to change and adopt global digital IT skills.
The European Social Fund (ESF) is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe’s human capital – its workers, its young people and all those seeking a job.
ESF financing of EUR 10 billion a year is improving job prospects for millions of Europeans, in particular those who find it difficult to get work.
Also, the European Commission has adopted two multiannual work programmes for the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL). The programmes will receive a total of EUR 1.284 billion in funding, out of which EUR 553 million will be available in 2023 to support digital transformation and enhance cybersecurity.