Education and training initiatives are one of the top priorities guiding Canadian Natural’s community investment decisions. We strongly believe that education and training are fundamental to our mission of developing people towards a more skilled workforce and creating more sustainable communities.
To support education and training within Canadian Natural, we provide funding per employee for training and development which may be directed at their discretion. In addition to this budget, the company provides training in a wide variety of areas that is necessary for employees in their jobs.
In the areas where we operate, some of our investments in external initiatives include:
University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering
As leaders in the oil and natural gas industry, investing in the future of engineers and the engineering profession is important to the growth, success and safety of Canadian Natural’s operations. In October 2013, Canadian Natural donated $7 million to the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. The contribution will be put towards renovating and expanding the facilities to accommodate approximately 400 additional graduate and undergraduate students each year while helping to create enhanced learning, teaching, and research opportunities. The gift results in the naming of the engineering complex as the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex.
For more information on the University of Calgary donation see media sheet below: