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21 October 2017

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RKK is based in the county of Rogaland, Norway’s most international region. It was here that the Norwegian oil business set down roots in the late 1960s, bringing in its wake the most comprehensive change process ever seen in Norwegian industry.

”INTVET", short for "International vocational education and training" is the name of the section responsible for RKK’s international activities and an integral part of the organisation. The other people on the RKK chart represent personnel and professional resources also open to INTVET.

”INTVET” is nevertheless more than just an entity and set of tasks in the RKK organisation: it is the concrete expression of an ambition and undertaking aimed at realising RKK’s vision of being a global actor in the field of vocational training and education, with all that this implies in terms of quality, logistics, content and international standards.

 

New Managing Director in RKK

08 October 2013

On the 23rd of September 2013, Mr Kent Terje Ingebretsen took over the position as Managing Director for RKK. He comes from the positions as Head of the Department at SOTS. He is now embarking on the first tasks of strengthening RKK as a supplier of new skills and lifelong learning in the Norwegian market in a strong relationship with the secondary- and vocational schools in Rogaland. The ph... | Read more...

Partnership meeting with UNITAR in Geneva

15 May 2013

As a part of the existing partnership between UNITAR and RKK, areas for improving the partnership based on current experience were discussed at UNITAR's head office during the days 6-7 May UNITAR wsa represented by the assistant secretary general of the UN and head of UNITAR Mrs. Sally Fegan-Wyles, who expressed great satisfaction over the current collboration with RKK thus far. There wa... | Read more...

New long-term project in Azerbaijan

24 April 2013

Today we received a letter of confirmation from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs granting financial support to our project for capacity building and support for vocational training in Azerbaijan. Our main cooperation partner in Azerbaijan is the Ministry of Education, with whom we have already agreed on a Memorandum of Cooperation. The main areas of cooperation in Azerbaijan will be:... | Read more...

MAPESS-RKK

16 April 2013

The new VET year in Angola was officially started on the 25th of March by the Minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, Mr. Pitra Neto. The project continues its cooperation with the four appointed pilot centers; Cazenga and Cinfotec in Luanda, Caio in Cabinda and the Centre of Soyo. Three of the centers have started the courses and report good response from the comm... | Read more...

Presented KazNorCoop at "Worlddidac Astana 2013"

11 April 2013

RKK and the Kazakh – Norwegian VET cooperation project KazNorCoop was yesterday presented at the 1st International Education Forum – “Worlddidac Astana 2013” by Olga Ponomaryova and Kjell Håvard Sævareid in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Forum was attended by several hundred education specialists and management from all over Kazakhstan. More than 15 nations were also represented. The latest in teac... | Read more...

Oil expertise to new oil nations

09 October 2012

Norway exports oil expertise to new oil nations, inter alia through the TV-program “Olje for utvikling”, Oil for development. One of these new oil nations, Sudan, is presently on a visit to Stavanger Offshore Technical College (SOTS) in Stavanger. On this occasion NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting System, has made a TV-reportage. You can watch it here. RKK focuses much of our attention to exp... | Read more...

New web app in development!

19 September 2012

RKK is the project lead partner and sets the terms for development in the work being done to develop an app for young job seekers wanting to increase their basic skills. The REACH project's has now made it through its first year, and within days the app will be ready for testing among teachers and pupils. RKK's main task is to work on health related tasks that can be encompassed in the app. Ot... | Read more...

NDAP representatives visiting RKK

14 September 2012

Inspectors from NDAP, Niger Delta Amnesty Program, in Nigeria, visited RKK in week 37. The occasion was an inquiry to RKK from UNITAR to carry out a three month course for Nigerian youngsters from the Niger Delta. The NDAP program is a governmental program. The program´s main goal is to re-allocate approximately 26.000 youngsters from the Niger Delta to the society by giving them a formal co... | Read more...

Delegation visit from Mozambique and Timor-Leste

31 August 2012

Friday the 13th of august, a delegation from Mozambique and Timor-Leste visited RKK. After a meeting at RKKs office, the visitors got a guided tour at SOTS and Time upper secondary school. | Read more...

New co-operation agreement with SOTS

23 August 2012

On the 22nd of August, Stavanger offshore technical college (SOTS) and RKK signed a new co-operation agreement. This is a confirmation and strengthening of our co-operation on the international market. We look forward to an even closer and more extensive cooperation ahead.... | Read more...

Project start up in Azerbaijan autumn 2012

21 August 2012

RKK has received financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to do a mapping of the vocational training sector in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The project will be conducted in cooperation with the authorities in the Republic of Azerbaijan, educational establishments and the industry. The purpose is to evaluate the needs of the vocational training sector, and look at the p... | Read more...

New projects to Møllehagen!

02 July 2012

RKK has entered a contract with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration concerning delivery of guidance courses to employees at asylum centers. These courses will be delivered by Møllehagen skolesenter in Stavanger, Rogaland. A course will consist of a series of 5 daily seminars, and the target group is return advisors at asylum centers. These courses are provided to assist the advisors who w... | Read more...

Delegation visit from Kazakhstan

02 July 2012

In June a new delegation from Kazakhstan participated in the annual Regional Development Seminar arranged by RKK. This year the 15 participants mainly came from 3 regions north east of Kazakhstan; - East-Kazakhstan, Pavlodar and North-Kazakhstan Regions.... | Read more...

Start up: Project in Mozambique

25 June 2012

RKK was in Cabo Delgado in week 25, together with representatives from the embassy in Maputo and the petroleum directory. The purpose of the trip to Cabo Delgado was to meet province authorities and industrial companies with a view on a long term co-operation to educate qualified skilled workers within the Oil- and Gas industry in Mozambique. It is planned to build a natural gas liquefaction p... | Read more...

Major UDI contract awarded to RKK

14 June 2012

RKK is very pleased to have been awarded a major contract by the Norwegian Immigration Directorate (UDI), aimed at promoting voluntary return of rejected asylum seekers. RKK shall contribute with course deliveries and follow-up in both Norway and in their native country. This is pioneer work based on the positive pilot projects conducted at schools in Rogaland in 2011. The deliverables inv... | Read more...

Half-year meeting with UNITAR

05 June 2012

As a part of RKK and UNITARs agreement on co-operation, a half-year meeting was held in Stavanger from the 29th of May to the 2 of June. The meetings focus was planning new activitie... | Read more...

Steering committee meeting in MAPESS-project

30 May 2012

A steering committee meeting in the MAPESS-project was held the 23rd and 24th of May in Stavanger. This is a meetings that is held every half year, in order to follow up on the joint project between Angolan authorities, Norwegian authorities and RKK. At the meeting results and future plans was looked over, and they discussed challenges and possibilities.... | Read more...

Meeting with project partners in Astana

24 April 2012

Picture: Olga Ponomaryova og Kjell Håvard Sævareid (RKK). As part of the Kazakhstan-Norway education cooperation, RKK visited project partners and Statoil in Astana the 17TH of April, and di... | Read more...

Follow-up: KazNorCoop project

20 March 2012

Last week Kjell Håvard Sævareid and Silje Bolset went to Astana in Kazakhstan to follow up on our education project, KazNorCoop. Olga Ponomaryova participated from our office in Kazakhsan. On the trip they had meetings with our collaborating partners in Ministry of education and Science, and with the Norwegian Embassy, Ministry of Oil and Gas, KazEnergy and Kaspikor. Plans for 2012 are now... | Read more...

Kickoff for joint project between INP and RKK

28 February 2012

RKK and the National Institute of Petroleum ( INP ) in Angola have started the joint venture project to develop and establish a tertiary vocational education and training program, specializing in oil and gas related topics. Kickoff meeting with management of INP was held on the 08Th of February at INP in Sumbe. The development of the technical college will be executed over a peri... | Read more...

The Norwegian Apprenticeship System

13 January 2012

The Norwegian Apprenticeship System - Experience transfer lecture from Rogaland to 3 regions in Kazakhstan. The first 2012 joint activity in the KazNorCoop Project – Education Cooperation K... | Read more...

Bursary holders visited The Rogaland House, Namibia

16 December 2011

On Friday, 09 December 2011, the Rogaland Training and Education Centre (RKK Namibia) bursary holders visited The Rogaland House. The bursaries cover tuition fees, hostel fees, books and po... | Read more...

Total Nigeria graduates

05 December 2011

RKK Namibia has trained and graduated 6 students from TOTAL NIGERIA, through our cooperation agreement that we have with UNITAR. Present at the ceremony was Mr IZADOR from total Nigeria to witness this event.The students were trained in up to TIG Welding.... | Read more...

Visit by the ambassador of Venezuela

02 December 2011

RKK had on 2 December the pleasure of receiving the ambassador of Venzuela Mr Josè Sojo together with Øystein Hansen from LO (Association of Trade Unions in Norway). The Ambassador wanted m... | Read more...

Cooperation agreement with INP Sumbe, Angola

02 December 2011

RKK has signed a cooperation agreement with INP, National Institute of Petroleum, in Angola. RKK has had a close cooperation with INP since 2002. The new agreement makes the cooperation even more binding and has a long term perspective on capacity building and course deliveries for the oil and gas industry in Angola. | Read more...

Rogaland house in Namibia

02 December 2011

RKK opened this week their new accomodation facilities for students in Walvis Bay called Rogaland House. Due to the housing market in the Walvis Bay area, RKK bought and upgraded an old h... | Read more...

Meeting with NAMFI

30 November 2011

Silje Bolset and Rune Thorsen visited this week our branch office in Walvis Bay, Namibia. They have today conducted a meeting in RKK's new offices with Director Cornelius Bundje from NAMFI. NAMFI is our most valuable collaboration partner in Namibia. This collaboration as well as strategies for further development was discussed during the meeting. Director Carl Williams of RKK NAmibia also too... | Read more...

RKK takes part in business delegation to Ghana, Angola og Mosambique

28 November 2011

Last week saw Silje Bolset and Rune Thorsen taking part in the Norwegian business delegation to Ghana, Angola og Mosambique together with the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Trond... | Read more...

The III International forum ”Vocational Training and Business; Dialogue of Partners”

23 November 2011

The Kazakhstan ministry of education hosted on the 18 of November the the IIIrd International Forum titled "Vocational Training and Business; Dialogue of Partners” in Astana. 450 participants from from both Kazakhstan and other countries took part in the event. The forum was opened by the minister of Education in Kazakhstan Mr. Zhumagulov Bakytzhan Tursynovich, who used the opportunity... | Read more...

UPIK Training-of-Trainers in Uganda

01 November 2011

RKK Namibia is conducting the final part of the Training-of-Trainers at the Ugandan Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) for the Ugandan Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK). The training is the continuation of the training conducted for the instructors at SOTS in Norway. The training has been planned for the period of 23 October 2011 to 11 November 2011. The training is mostly focus... | Read more...

UDI pilot courses start this week!

28 October 2011

This week saw the start up of several courses conducted by Godalen, Stord and Møllehagen on behalf of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). UDI attempts new strategies inorder to increase the share of refused asylum seekers choosing voluntary return to their native country, and qualification is one strategy to achieve this. RKK has developed a collection of course offers in areas... | Read more...

Seminar in Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan: "Education in Tourism - Quality and Service"

26 October 2011

On Monday 24th of October RKK Kazakhstan held, in cooperation with the tourism department of Ust Kamenogorsk's Akimat (County Administration), a seminar about RKK's program in tourism and service. 50 participants attended the seminar held in the Akimat in Ust Kamenogorsk. The majority of the participants were companies in tourism, but also participants from universities and public administra... | Read more...

Regional Development Seminar in Petropavlovsk

26 October 2011

On the 19 and 20 October 2011, RKK organized a regional development seminar focusing on vocational training in Petropavlovsk in Northern Kazakhstan. The seminar was organized in cooperation with the education department in the regional Akimat, as part of the "Kazakhstan - Norwegian Cooperation Project" (2011-2013), where RKK and Ministry of Education in Kazakhstan are partners. At... | Read more...

Educational management course conducted in Kazakhstan - October 2011

12 October 2011

RKK is during the week 41 (October 2011) conducting a new course in Education Management as part of the collaborative project between Kazaskhstan and Norway in education. The course is h... | Read more...

Cooperation with Turan College in Astana, Kazakhstan

11 October 2011

A cooperation agreement was signed in September 2011 between RKK and Turan Collega in Astana. RKK and Turan College will work together in a joint venture.... | Read more...

Regional seminar in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan

28 September 2011

A regional seminar was held last week by the "Kazakstan-Norwegian Coop Project". The seminar was hosted in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan. The seminar focused on the development of the vocational education system in the region, and especially on the interaction between the Akimat authorities, secondary schools and local business communities. The parties have already started to... | Read more...

First oil and gas drilling course in Namibia ever celebrated!

15 September 2011

On 9th September, an official graduation ceremony of the first theory of oil and gas drilling training in Namibia was held in Swakopmund. The Drilling Introduction Course is an IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors) certified course, and was conducted in Walvis Bay, Namibia. RKK Namibia, under the leadership of the Director Mr. Carl Williams, have had the responsibility to... | Read more...

Closing Ceremony for the First RKK-MAPESS Project Course in Soyo, Angola 24th August 2011

02 September 2011

On August 24th, 2011, the Professional Education centre of Soyo and the RKK-MAPESS Project Management organised a closing ceremony for their first welding course. Twenty six students have completed the course successfully. The project management, the staff at the centre, students from other courses, representatives from the local industry (Angola LNG and Petromar) and the local media part... | Read more...

Kazakhstan Delegation visit RKK in Stavanger

29 August 2011

A large delegation from Kazakhstan are visiting RKK in Stavanger this week. The visit is organised by the cooperation project between between RoK Ministry of Education & Science and RKK. The delegation will be participating in a Regional Development programme. The Rogaland programme includes a presentation of the vocational education system in Norway, visits to 2 colleges in the region,... | Read more...

Closing Ceremony for the first RKK-MAPESS Project Course, July 14th 2011

18 July 2011

On July 14th, 2011, CINFOTEC and the RKK-MAPESS Project Management organised a closing ceremony for the first two RKK-MAPESS Project Courses at CINFOTEC, namely Hydraulics and Welding. 14 welding students and 8 hydraulics students had completed their course successfully and were to receive their certificates. Along with the graduating students and staff from CINFOTEC and the Project Management... | Read more...

Meeting with the building industry in Ust Kamenogorsk

24 June 2011

A meeting was today held with the leaders in the building industry in Ust Kamanogorsk, Kazakhstan . The companies, educational institutions and governors agreed on a joint initiative, and collaboration on the implementation of vocational education for the industry. | Read more...

Agricultural Education in Kazakhstan

24 June 2011

In Astana last week, RKK signed an agreement with the Academic Studies Department in the Akmolinsk region in Kazakhstan and with 10 local secondary schools for the execution of the project FROM GROUND TOTABLE. The project will focus on improving the quality of all vocational education associated with agricultural sector. There will be 4 main areas; livestock, vegetable production, tourism... | Read more...

Ongoing Vocational Education project between Kazakhstan and Norway (RKK)

24 June 2011

Last week Ambassador Halvorsen signed a MoU with the Education Ministry in Astana, Kazakhstan. This agreement resulted in an extended 3 year project with Kazakhstan, which was granted due to the projects excellent results. The further implementation of the project is limited to the three regions, East Kazakhstan, Pavlodar and North Kazakhstan. The project will focus on improving the quality o... | Read more...

Course for Ugandan Teachers (Train the Trainers)

22 June 2011

RKK have in cooperation with Norwegian Petroleum Department just completed a 4 week course for 6 Ugandan teachers in Stavanger. The main objective of this training, which was facilitated at SOTS in Stavanger, was for the instructors to be able to implement the Oil and Gas curriculum for the second year of UPIK`s Craft Certificate study program. There was practical training with simulators... | Read more...

Visit to MAPESS in Luanda, Angola.

17 June 2011

Ole Imsland and Carl Williams were this week in MAPESS in Luanda, Angola. The programme consisted of discussions on the status of RKKs prosject in MAPESS and on future work together. The parties also discussed possibilities for future work within the energy sector, and also in the agriculture and structural industry.The same discussions also took place at the Norwegian Embassy in Luanda..... | Read more...

72 Nigerian participants in oil related training programmes in Namibia

10 June 2011

72 Nigerians participated this week in oil related programmes in Walvis Bay in Namibia. The training is organised by RKKs Namibia offices, and executed on behalf of FN. The courses are related to welding, drilling and instrumentation.... | Read more...

Visit from Uganda

08 June 2011

On Tuesday 8th June, a delegation from the Petroleum Exploration & Production Department, PEPD, in Uganda together with Øystein Kristiansen from OD visited RKK. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss our joint project in Kigumba and future cooperation plans. After the meeting the delegation visited SOTS centre in Stavanger.... | Read more...

UNITAR visit Stavanger.

24 May 2011

This week wewere paid a visit by Offei Dei from UNITAR's headquarters in Geneva and Larry Boom from UNITAR's office in Nigeria. During the visit UNITAR and RKK will be discussing ongoing activities and a continuation of our cooperative work.... | Read more...

RKK Namibia hold a course lead by UNITAR (FN)

24 May 2011

There has been considerable activity in Walvis Bay in Namibia this week. RKK Namibia has 51 participants from Nigeria who are under training in a variety of disciplines. The training is part of the cooperation between RKK and UNITAR (United Nations). Next week, the number of participants will increase to over 70. The courses cover fields such as instrumentation and welding.... | Read more...

Teachers from Uganda in Stavanger for training

23 May 2011

A group of teachers from Uganda arrived in Stavanger this weekend to complete a months training in the Oil and Gas industry. | Read more...

East Kazakhstan Delegation visits Rogaland

11 May 2011

A delegation from East Kazakhstan are visiting Rogaland this week to see some Vocational Training inthe Building and Construction Industry. The delegation consists of executives from the construction industry, and directors from vocational schools who are responsible for the training of personnel. RKK are hosting the delegation who will be visiting the TS Stangeland, Block Berge Bygg and Tid... | Read more...

National Vocational Education Conference in Astana 29th April 2011

06 May 2011

On the 29th April 2011 the Ministry of Education and Science in Kazakhstan arranged the "Labour Market and Perspectives on developing Technical and Professional Education" conference in Astana. The conference was opened by Orynbayev Yerbol Turmakhanovich, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan. The Education Minister, Zhumagulov Bakhytzhan Tursynovich presented the academic... | Read more...

Vocational School Visit no. 5 Ust Kamenogorsk.

06 May 2011

RKK recently visited "Vocational School No 5" in Ust Kamenogorsk, in Kazakhstan. The director, Alexander Bakhayev showed RKK the premnises and presented the schools study plans The visit was very interesting and showed a well-run school with a clear focus on quality in VET. The school is also one of the "Kazakh - Norwegian Fund initiatives to established anda strengthen the coo... | Read more...

MAPESS - Atlas Copcos Country Manager Visit to Luanda Office

08 April 2011

Cooperation with Atlas Copco The project management is now strengthening the cooperation with the industry in Angola to involve companies with direct support to the projects pilot centres. The Country Manager of the Swedish global company, Atlas Copco, visited RKKs offices to discuss the start up of the union. Mr Cadete Leite had the opportunity to visit the centre of CINFOTEC where the pr... | Read more...

MAPESS - Project Delegation visited the Pilot Centres of Soyo and Caio in Cabinda

08 April 2011

A delegation headed by the Norwegian Ambassador to Angola, Mr Jon Vea, including a member from the Angolan Ministry of Employment, Labour and Social Security, MAPESS, Mr Antonio Rangel, Mr Adao Tavira from the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Training, INEFOP, and members from the RKK Management team, paid a three day visit to the pilot centres of Soyo and Caio in Cabinda. Th... | Read more...

Technical Skills Training for 13 Nigerian students in automation completed

15 March 2011

On the 10th February 2011, 13 Nigerian students completed a 3 month RKK automation course at the Stord training centre in Norway.The course was initiated by UNITAR and the Rivers State Sus... | Read more...

Julia, Claudia, and Ndapandula goes well on the track and in school

16 February 2011

"Our" three girls in Namibia: Julia, Klaudia, and Ndapandula achieve good results both on the sports ground and school. The three are among Namibia's most promising middle dista... | Read more...

Major contract from UNITAR (United Nations) to RKK's office in Namibia Walvis Bay

16 February 2011

RKK has been awarded a major contract from UNITAR (United Nations) in Nigeria for the training of Nigerian workers in a range of disciplines in the oil & gas sector. The comprehensive agreement applies to "Instrumentation electro", "Instrumentation piping", "Safety and Security Officer, "Quality Maintenance & Inspection Officer", a number of certifica... | Read more...

Competence cooperation in the energy sector of Turkmenistan

16 February 2011

On the event of the Norwegian Ambassador Dag M. Halvorsen's visit to Ashkabad in Turkmenistan last week in January 2011, RKK also participated with a delegation to finalize negotiations following earlier initiatives on cooperation in Vocational Education Development for the energy sector. The partnership builds on the experience gained in Norway through the development of oil and gas sector.... | Read more...

Delegation from RKK visits Mozambique

16 February 2011

A delegation from RKK visited Maputo in Mozambique first week in February on behalf of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in Norway. The purpose of the visit was a survey of infrastructure, and the need for vocational training in the oil and gas sector in the country. The delegation consisted of Ole Imsland and Silje Bolset office in Stavanger and Carl Williams from RKK Namibia's office. A... | Read more...

Success for Lydia og Bibinur

13 December 2010

The two athletes we support in Ust Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan are working determinedly and achieve good results. Lydia took part in an international weightlifting competition: International Competition for the Prize of the Olympic Champion K. Osmanalieva in Bishkek in Kyrgystan on December 6th. She participated in the weight class up to 58 pounds and won the competition within series: Jerk 70... | Read more...

"Management Seminar" in Pavlodar Kazakhstan

06 December 2010

Last week RKK arranged a management seminar for school leaders in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The seminar is one in a long series of seminars that are part of the cooperation agreement between RKK and the Ministry of Education in Kazakhstan. The seminar was leaded by Bjørn Andersen and Berte Grane, and had 25 participants who came from several areas in Kazakhstan. | Read more...

Lidiya Anufriyeva & Bibinur Utesinova

01 December 2010

RKK has a tradition of supporting young talented athletes who combine commitment to their sport with education. In connection with the opening of RKK´s new branch office in Ust Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan, we have chosen to support two young girls holding a high athletic level and at the same time completing their education. This is Lidiya Anufriyeva who competes in weightlifting and Bibinur Ute... | Read more...

RKK Kazakhstan - Branch office opened in Ust Kamenogorsk 22. November 2010

30 November 2010

On Monday 22nd of November 2010 RKKs office in Ust-Kamenogorsk was solemnly opened by the Norwegian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mr. M. Halvorsen. At the same time the establishment of the Kazakh-Norwegian Trust Fund was announced. RKKs administration in Ust-Kamenogorsk had together with regional authorities (Akimat) organized a comprehensive program for the day. Together with RKKs management, t... | Read more...

"Education,Science,Sport and Tourism in the Great Revival Epoch"- Ashkabad Turkmenistan

30 November 2010

From 24. - 26. November 2010, a delegation from RKK attended the International Exhibition and Scientific Conference - "Education, Science, Sports, and Tourism in the Great Revival Epoch" in Ashkabad, Turkmenistan. The conference had over 250 participants from around the world. The largest delegation was from the EU, as the EU has been chosen as the country's main partner in the dev... | Read more...

Automation students from Nigeria

16 November 2010

On Sunday 14th of November 2010, a group arrived of 13 Nigerian students arrived in Norway to study automation. They will undergo a three months training at Stord Training Center under the direction of RKK. The students' education is funded by the UN organization UNITAR.... | Read more...

Ole Imsland named "The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan"

14 October 2010

Managing Director of RKK, Ole Imsland, was the 12th October 2010 named "The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan" at a ceremony at the government's showcase home in Parkveien in Oslo in connection with the state visit of Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. The appointment was made by Kazakhstan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kanat Saudabayev, with Norwegian Foreign Minister M... | Read more...

Strategy meeting between RKK and the Ambassador of Côte d' Ivoire's (Ivory Coast)

14 October 2010

On the 13th of October 2010 a strategy meeting between RKK and the Ambassador of Côte d' Ivoire's (Ivory Coast) was held at the Consulat for Côte d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in Oslo. The future cooperation between RKK and Côte d' Ivoire was discussed, and the French version of the agreement between the two parties was signed.... | Read more...

First group of Instrumentation students for RKK Namibia

11 October 2010

The first group of Instrumentation students from Nigeria has successfully concluded there studies at the Namibian Institute of Mining Technology (NIMT) which is a cooperation partner of RKK.... | Read more...

RKK Namibia starts English course for INP Angola

11 October 2010

On the 4th of October 2010, RKK Namibia started a new course for a group of Angolan INP Instructors. The duration of the Course will be 6 months. The course has been specially developed by RKK Namibia.The course co-ordinator is Kerry Wood with her Assistant Victoria Louw.... | Read more...

Meeting with a delegation from Petronas, Malaysia

05 October 2010

On Tuesday 5 October, RKK received a visit from a 4-party delegation from Petronas, Malaysia's state-owned national oil company. The delegates were given a presentation of RKK and our inter... | Read more...

Follow-up of new employees in Kazakhstan

05 October 2010

This week, our two new members of staff in the Kazakhstan office, Svetlana Borodulina and Olga Ponomaryova, are in Stavanger for an introduction to our financial procedures and administrative systems and the ICT tools we use. Included in the briefing is an introduction to the education system in Norway and visits to some of our partner schools. | Read more...

RKK Kazakhstan visits RKK Namibia

29 September 2010

In mid-September Svetlana Borodulina and Olga Ponomaryova from RKK Kazakhstan visited our branch office in Walvis Bay Namibia. The Kazakhstan office is in the start-up phase and the purpose of the visit was to learn from the Namibia office's experience of start-up and operation. Special weight was given to financial reporting and the project management systems. Further topics of discussion wer... | Read more...

Ministry of Mines and Energy of Côte d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and RKK sign MoC 26.8.2010.

27 August 2010

The Ministry of Mines and Energy of Côte d' Ivoire and RKK signed a letter of intent 26.8.2010. The signatories were H.E.M. LY Djêrou Robert, Côte d' Ivoire's ambassador to Scandinavia, and... | Read more...

Train of Trainers graduation in Kampala, Uganda

16 August 2010

On the 9th of August 2010, graduation was held in Kampala, Uganda. Before the graduation, 12 instructors and scientists from UPIK, UIRI and Nakawa Technical Institute underwent intensive training during 4 weeks on topic such as Health Safety Environment, Drilling, Well services and Completion. Professor Charles Kwesiga, the Executive director of UIRI, was the chief guest who handed over the... | Read more...

RKK establishes branch office in Kazakhstan

06 August 2010

RKK has established a Branch Office i Kazakhstan effective from 2 August 2010 Svetlana N. Borodulina has been appointed Director of RKK-Kazakhstan. She will be based in our office in Ust Ka... | Read more...

UNITAR Instrumentation Course

29 June 2010

The second group of students from UNITAR, Nigeria, have arrived in Namibia for the instrumentation course on 27.06.2010. The course started on 28.06.2010 at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology and has duration of 8 weeks. The course specifications is the same as the one conducted for the first group at Stord in Norway. Below is a picture of the students in front of the RKK Namibi... | Read more...

Successful Strategy Seminar in Cape Town, South-Africa

28 June 2010

Last week, RKK together with RKK Namibia, organised a strategy seminar in Cape Town in South-Africa. The intention of the seminar was to discuss RKK´s experience, strategy and development in Africa. The 25 participants were representatives from the governmental sector of education and oil & gas from Angola, Nigeria, Mosambique, Uganda and Namibia. In addition the RKK´s board, RKK´s main ad... | Read more...

"From Farm to Table" project in cooperation with the Akmolinsk region of Kazakhstan

08 June 2010

A project group from RKK comprising Magnus Mathiesen, Roar Haaland and Kjell Håvard Sævareid conducted a planning and research visit last week to the Akmolinsk region of Kazakhstan, in connection with the project entitled "From Farm to Table". This pre-study was set up on the initiative of the RoK Ministry of Education and Science in close cooperation with the Akmolinsk regional auth... | Read more...

Graduation ceremony in Namibia - Safety Instructor Course

04 June 2010

The group of Angolan instructors which graduated from the 6 week long Safety Instructor Course attended the graduation ceremony on the 3rd of June 2010. The students graduated in the areas of General Safety, Fire Fighting and First Aid. The courses were done in accordance with IMO, STCW table VI. During the last week RKK Namibia had a group of three auditors from Norway (Statoil, SOTS) au... | Read more...

Graduation at Mapess' train-the-trainer program at Cinfotec, Luanda

02 June 2010

The train the trainers program for the MAPESS project started on 19 April 2010 and had a duration of six (6) weeks. The course had a positive outcome and the instructors gained competence i... | Read more...

Chargé d'Affaires Mr. Nurlan Mussin from the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Oslo visits RKK.

31 May 2010

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Nurlan Mussin, Kazakhstan's new Chargé d'Affaires in Norway, to RKK. The purpose of the visit was to meet the Kazakhstani regional development delegation which was on a visit to RKK that week and also to follow up and be briefed on RKK's projects in Kazakhstan. RKK looks forward to close cooperation with the Embassy in connection with our involvem... | Read more...

The RKK model established in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

31 May 2010

A Kazakhstani variant of the RKK model has been established in Ust-Kamenogorsk. In cooperation with the College of Transport and Safety, the Technological College of Service and Kumash Nurg... | Read more...

Large delegation from Kazakhstan visiting RKK this week.

25 May 2010

This week we are hosting a visit by a delegation comprising representatives from education and industry in a number of regions in Kazakhstan. Heading the delegation is Menzhamal Alseitova f... | Read more...

Visit from MAPESS and INEFOP, Angola

18 May 2010

This week we are hosting a visit from Director Leonel Bernado from MAPESS and Training Director Adao Tavira from INEFOP, Angola. The purpose of their visit is to review the status of the education project we are running on behalf of INEFOP and the Norwegian Embassy in Luanda. Also attending the meetings in Stavanger are Torstein Wangen from the Norwegian Embassy and Anita Rapp, head of the RKK... | Read more...

MoU for Capasity Building in Kazakhstan signed between Statoil North Caspian AS and RKK

11 May 2010

RKK has on the 11th of May 2010 signed a MoU - Memory of Understanding, with Statoil Caspian AS (SNC). The purpose of the agreement is to assist SNC with development and establishment of an... | Read more...

Namibia's new Minister of Fisheries visited RKK Namibia this week

06 May 2010

Our Walvis Bay office had a visit this week from Namibia's newly-appointed Honorary Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resourses, Bernard M.Esau. Our administration colleague Helena-Ella Ngifindaka gave the visitors a briefing on our activities in the RKK Namibia Office.... | Read more...

MAPESS train-the-trainer program at CINFOTEC, Luanda, Angola

03 May 2010

The train the trainers program for the MAPESS project started on 19 April 2010 and will have a duration of six (6) weeks. The instructors are being trained are from Cabinda, Soyo and Luanda and the trades are Welding, Industrial Electricity and Hydraulics. The training is being conducted at CINFOTEC, Luanda, due to their modern facilities. RKK has secured the services of three Brazilian ins... | Read more...

Discussions on Health Care Worker and ICT

26 April 2010

Rogaland County Council issued an invitation to a dialogue conference 14-16 April 2010 on health care education on behalf of the Council for Health and Social Care Education in Albir, Spain, at which a number of directors, public enterprises and educational representatives were present. Leif Kjetil Knudsen, RKK's IKT and Product Development Manager, gave an opening presentation on ICT and th... | Read more...

RKK Namibia starts instructor training for safety courses

22 April 2010

On 11 April 2010 RKK Namibia was host to a group of six Angolan instructors who are to be trained as safety instructors for the new safety centre to be established at INP (the national petroluem institute in Angola). The project is entirely funded by Statoil Angola.The instructors will receive training in three areas: fire-fighting, first aid and general safety. This "train-the-trainer&qu... | Read more...

Hectic activity in Kazakhstan

22 April 2010

The last fortnight has seen hectic activity in our Kazakhstan project. As well as strategy meetings with the Ministry of Education in Astana and the signing of a cooperation agreement with... | Read more...

Petroleum education in Uganda

09 April 2010

From 5.-10. April 2010, Carl Anriamparany and Carl Williams from RKK Namibia and Øystein Førsvoll from RKK/SOTS were in Kampala on behalf of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. This is the first step in a longterm collaboration project aimed at developing the necessary infrastructure for petroleum education in Uganda. Read more here. | Read more...

Graduation ceremony in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

22 March 2010

On Wednesday 10 March a formal graduation ceremony was held for 10 Nigerian students who had completed a 4-month training programme in Welding under the auspices of RKK Namibia and Namfi. T... | Read more...

Course in Machining - add-on/advanced for students from Nigeria completed at Stord

05 March 2010

In February 2010, ten students from Nigeria completed a 240-hour course in Machining - add-on/advanced. The course took place at Stord Training Centre in the period 18 January to 25 February 2010. A closing ceremony was held at Stord at which course certificates were presented to all the course participants.... | Read more...

Strategy meeting in Windhoek about tertiary vocational education at INP, Angola .

01 March 2010

On Friday and Saturday of last week, RKK's Namibia office set up a working seminar at Windhoek at which the main topic concerned the establilshment of tertiary vocational education ("Teknisk Fagskole") at INP in Sumbe, Angola. The seminar was led by Carl Williams and Carl Andriamparany from RKK. Namibia had participants from the management of INP Sumbe and and the Ministry of Educati... | Read more...

Cooperation discussions with Senai in SaoPaulo, Brazil.

01 March 2010

Last week RKK had meetings with Senai in SaoPaulo, Brazil, at which the main topic of discussion was collaboration in the delivery of vocational training to an international market. RKK was represented by MD Ole Imsland and Director Carl Williams from RKK's Namibia office, and the Senai representatives were Roberto Monteiro Spada (Country Technical Director), Domingos Goncalves Da Costa Neto (... | Read more...

Guests from Turkmenistan

12 February 2010

Next week we shall have the pleasure of hosting a delegation of educationists from Ashkabad, Turkmenistan. This is a return visit following on from RKK's previous two visits to Ashkabad together with the Norwegian ambassador for Turkmenistan, on an initiative from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose of the forthcoming visit is to present Norwegian vocational education with p... | Read more...

RKK presentation at industry seminar in Astana , Kazakhstan in connection with opening of Norwegian embassy

01 February 2010

In connection with the opening of the Norwegian Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 5 February, RKK will give a talk at an industry seminar the same day. This presentation will be a summary of the project "Kazakhstan - Norwegian Cooperation 2004 - 2010", under the title of " Vocational Education - a tool for local content development" during the session on "Capacity buil... | Read more...

New group from Nigeria arrives in Norway for training.

18 January 2010

On Sunday a new group of 10 people from Nigeria arrived in Norway. The delegates will follow a 6-week training course in Machining at Stord Training Centre as part of RKK's contract with Unitar. We hope the delegates enjoy an interesting and fruitful stay in Norway. The delegates are: Chidi Orukwowu , Ogaranya Amadi , Adoki Ukadike , Ekelechukwu Nwaobite , Wisdom Ahiakwo , Felix Egele , Anddy... | Read more...

Delegation from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, on visit to Stavanger

18 January 2010

This week a delegation from the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan is visiting us here in Stavanger. The delegation comprises representatives from education and industry. The main topic of interest during their visit will be the interaction between business enterprises and the education sector. During their week here, the delegates will visit a number of schools and companies in the region. The... | Read more...

UNITAR - First training course completed at Stord (Norway) - Ongoing in Namibia

07 January 2010

On Thursday 17.12.09 the first trainees from Nigeria received their course diplomas having completed their 2 instrumentation training courses at Stord Training Centre ( Stord Opplæringssenter ). Thus the first group is trained for the cooperation agreement between UNITAR – UN’s Institute for Training and Research and RKK. Read more here | Read more...

Statoil supports safety centre in Angola.

21 December 2009

"Statoil has agreed to support a safety centre in Sumbe,Angola.The safety centre will be located on the premises at Instituto National de Petroleos (INP) and will be offered as part of the institution's normal facilities for their students. RKK has been awarded a contract from Statoil in order to assist INP in establising the safety centre." | Read more...

Video seminar on vocational training and cooperation school-industry-public authorities

10 December 2009

Today RKK conducted a series of lectures between RKK in Stavanger and partners in East Kazakhstan, related to regional development and VET models, with particular attention given to the tri... | Read more...

FMC Technologies training personnel in RKK's Namibia section.

03 December 2009

FMC Technologies has sent 9 students from Angola to RKK's office in Walvis Bay,Namibia, for training. The course is on Hydraulics and Electronics and is being run in cooperation with NAMFI. | Read more...

RKK took part in the Education Forum in Astana, Kazakhstan, 20 November.

23 November 2009

RKK was a participant in The II International Forum "Vocational training and business;Dialogue of partners" in Astana, Kazakhstan on 20 November. Also participating were educational specialists from all over Kazakhstan and representatives from a number of international organizations. A topic of special attention at the conference was interaction between authorities and industry in vo... | Read more...

ICT seminar in Kostanay - Kazakhstan

18 November 2009

In the period 11 – 13 November 2009, a seminar was held at the Kostanay College of Transport and Communications on the use of ICT in education. The 3-day seminar, led by Kathrine Jølle Wathne from RKK, was attended by 38 people from the region. Read more about this event here. | Read more...

Visit from Senegal.

16 October 2009

On 16 October RKK received a visit from a delegation from Senegal, who were the guests of Rogaland County Council. RKK gave the visitors a presentation on the RKK organization, with particular emphasis on our activities in Africa. The delegation comprised Mr.Amath Dia,Secretary-General of the Region of Saint-Louis,Mrs.Fatou Fall,Officer of the Region of Saint-Louis and Mr.Bouna Warr,Director o... | Read more...

Kazakhstan - Aktau Training Centre (ATC) up and running.

15 October 2009

Aktau Training Centre (ATC) is now up and running and welding training is taking place in two shifts.The centre has entered into a formal "Road Map" contract for 2009 and 2010. In 2009 about 100 persons will be certificated and in 2010 the number covered by this contract will be over 500. Additional orders have come in for a large number of persons from private companies. | Read more...

Training Contract with UNITAR in Nigeria

06 October 2009

At the last week's meeting in Geneve RKK signed a training contract with UNITAR - United Nations Institute for Training and Research. The contract concerns training and capasity building for the Total E&P Project OML58 Upgrade in Nigeria. The training covers 50 persons and shall be implemented in the period from Oktober 2009 to February 2010. Training within machining and instrumentation s... | Read more...

RKK supports Julia Handjene from Namibia

06 October 2009

Julia Handjene from the Omahenge region in the north of Namibia is a promising medium-distance runner from Namibia. Without having taken organized training she participated in the Namibian School Championship in January this year, and won both 800 m and 1500 m. In April she participated in the Athletic Games in Pretoria in South Afrika and took the second place in the 800 m race. Further she p... | Read more...

Official opening of RKK's Namibian Office in Walvis Bay.

06 October 2009

RKK's office in Walvis Bay in Namibia was officially open on October 2. Participating in the opening ceremony were the RKK board and the employees from the NAMFI whom we are going to cooperate with. The Chairman of the Board, Ms. Kristine Gramstad, performed the official opening while Ole Imsland, Øystein Førsvoll and Carl Williams told about activities in Africa and particularly in Namibia. I... | Read more...

Teachers from Vietnam on training session with RKK/SOTS next week.

16 September 2009

Next week 3 teachers from Dung Quat College, Vietnam, will be visiting RKK for updating in Process and Chemistry. A comprehensive programme has been arranged for them. This visit is part of a project conducted by RKK in collaboration with Danske Selandia and is a Danish international aid project. RKK has previously visited Dung Quat College on the east coast of Vietnam. We wish Truong Quoc Hun... | Read more...

Contract between RKK and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate signed today.

26 August 2009

RKK has today signed a contract with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for performing a " Pre-study - development of Technical College Petroleum Technology in Angola." This study, scheduled for completion in March 2010, will detail what is required to start up a tertiary vocational level programme of petroleum studies at INP, Sumbe, Angola. | Read more...

Large delegation from Kazakhstan visiting RKK this week.

23 August 2009

An 18-person strong delegation from Kazakhstan is on a visit this week to RKK and Rogaland, as part of a joint project between the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Kazakhstan and RKK. The del... | Read more...

INP Angola and RKK sign MOU in Luanda on 18 August.

23 August 2009

On Tuesday 18 August, at a meeting in MINPET, the Ministry of Petroleum in Luanda , Angola, the National Institute for Petrolum - INP - in Sumbe, Angola and RKK signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU, to run for 5 years, was signed by Managing Director Domingos Francisco from INP and Managing Director Ole Imsland from RKK. The MoU sets out the general lines for extensive collaboration... | Read more...

Kickoff meeting with INEFOP in Luanda, Angola.

23 August 2009

At the Polyvalente Adult Education Centre in Luanda, RKK and INEFOP recently held a two-day "kickoff seminar" for the joint vocational education programme starting now and due to... | Read more...

Turkmenistan Vocational Education and Training Study.

14 August 2009

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted RKK funding to carry out a study in Turkmenistan.The aim of the project is to assess the possibilities for longterm collaboration in the field of vocational education and training. RKK's experience from its work with Kazakhstan may possibly serve as a model for the proposed collaboration. A delegation from RKK visited Ashkabad earlier this year and h... | Read more...

Statoilhydro and RKK visit INP in Sumbe, Angola

29 June 2009

StatoilHydro visits INP in Sumbe, Angola, together with RKK to assess the possibillities for future collaboration projects. In this picture we see from the left Mr. Carl Williams from RKK's... | Read more...

Contract signed between MAPESS/INEFOP, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and RKK

25 June 2009

Contract with the value of 11 mill USD signed in Angola between MAPESS/ Inefop, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and RKK. Photo: Managing director of RKK Mr. Ole Imsland signs the contract tog... | Read more...

Angola's MINPET on visit to the RKK's office in Namibia

23 June 2009

Representatives from Angola - Mr. Jesus Cortez from the MINPET and Mr. Franciscos Domingos from the INP visited last week the RKK's office in Walvis Bay in Namibia. The background informati... | Read more...

ATC evokes keen interest among regional authorities in Kazakhstan

19 June 2009

On 17 June 2009 the ATC was visited by the Akim (regional governor) of the Mangistau region, Mr. Krymbek Kusherbayev, Deputy Akim, Mr.Askar Nurgaliev, Deputy Akims of the city of Actau - Mr. Marat Moldagulov and Taras Hituov, as well as the Head of the Education Department in the Mangistau region, Mr. Kanybek Zhumashev. The delegation inspected the facilities and talked to the students who a... | Read more...

Certificate from the Achilles Joint Qualification System

18 June 2009

According to the certificate issued on 12 June 2009, RKK - Rogaland Training and Education Centre (Achilles-id. 26088), has got confirmed its qualifications related to the internal quality... | Read more...

Greenhouse Project meeting in Stavanger 3 -7 June 2009

16 June 2009

The Greenhouse Project ”INTERREG IIIB Baltic Sea Region – Neighbourhood Programme", met in Stavanger 3-7 June 2009: Steering Committee Meeting and final training session for teachers and key personnel. All the members of the project steering committee, together with teachers from Kaliningrad State Technical University, took part. The programme included visits to both larger and smaller... | Read more...

Guests from the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade.

10 June 2009

This week a delegation from the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade are guests of PETRAD. The delegates are particularly interested in the Norwegian gas sector and have visited a number of companies and institutions in different parts of Norway. RKK has the pleasure of acting as host to the group on two occasions: today during a visit to Rygjabø vocational school on Finnøy to look at fisher... | Read more...

Award of the Kjell Arholm Memorial Grant for 2009

09 June 2009

Anne Gro Torgersen Solli has been awarded the Kjell Arholm Memorial Grant for 2009, to a value of NOK 30 000. Anne Gro Torgersen works at Jåttå Upper Secondary School, where she has respo... | Read more...

Visit from Angola.

09 June 2009

This week we in RKK/SOTS have the pleasure of hosting a visit from Director Francisco Domingos from INP and the departmental head of vocational education in MINPET, Jose Jacinto de Jesus Co... | Read more...

Unique world-class drilling simulator at SOTS

08 June 2009

SOTS (Stavanger Offshore Technical College), in cooperation with the rig company COSL and National Oilwell Varco, has had installed and has begun to use a unique drilling simulator based on cyberbase technology. There is only one corresponding simulator in the world and that is installed in the University of Oklahoma.... | Read more...

Visit from BEST, Austria

25 May 2009

Above: Helmut Fink, Helmut Kronika, Karin Hochmayer, Erik Hirschenbrunner and Silje Bolset (RKK) We have the pleasure this week of welcoming our friends and guests from BEST. BEST is a tr... | Read more...

Poland: EEA-supported collaboration on ICT and e-learning

18 May 2009

The Bialystok region, through the University of Finance and Management in Bialystok, has been given approval for a 13-week research period in Rogaland, Norway, with support from the Norwegi... | Read more...

Delegation from Namibia and NAMFI visiting RKK

12 May 2009

RKK has the pleasure this week of welcoming our guests and colleagues from Namibia. In the photo above we see, from the left, RKK's Managing Director Ole Imsland and from NAMFI Director Pol... | Read more...

Rogaland in the World 2009

11 May 2009

On Wednesday 3 June, we shall be meeting at "The House of Food" in Stavanger for discussions and presentations. The Minister of Agriculture, Lars Peder Brekk, is coming, together with the Chairman of Rogaland County Council and the Mayor of Stavanger. You are also cordially welcome! For registration and further details, see: http://www.rogalandiverden.no the conference is a join... | Read more...

Kazakhstan's National Welding Competition held at ATC, Aktau

28 April 2009

On 23 and 24 April 2009 the National Welding Competition was held at ATC – Actau Training Centre – in Kazahkstan. There were 16 competitors from all regions of the country. The Ministry of... | Read more...

NAMFI, Namibia and RKK have signed a cooperation agreement

28 April 2009

At a meeting in Walvis Bay in Namibia on 23 April 2009, NAMFI – Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute – and RKK formally entered into a cooperation agreement on adult education. The a... | Read more...

Visit from Borgarbyggð, Iceland

27 April 2009

We extend a warm welcome this week to guests from Borgarnes, Iceland: Páll Snævar Brynjarsson, chief administrative officer of Borgarbyggð Municipality, Torfi Jóhannesson, project manager o... | Read more...

Health worker training for speakers of minority languages - contract with NAV.

02 April 2009

RKK has signed a contract with NAV for Health Worker training at upper secondary levels Vg1 and Vg2 for speakers of minority languages. The contract is for 15 - 18 participants and the course programme will start April 2009 and finish in Spring 2011. The training programme is a joint project between Rygjabø Studiesenter and Møllehagen Skolesenter. The contract is worth just over 2 million NO... | Read more...

National centre of technology in Almaty and Taraz, Kazakhstan

26 March 2009

This week and next, RKK's ICT & Product Development Manager, Leif Knudsen, is visiting the national centre of technology in Almaty (http://www.nci.kz/) and attending workshops and seminars at the State University College in Taraz. The purpose of his trip is to learn about Kazakhstan's work in learning and the application of technology. The local officials responsible for the visit arrang... | Read more...

Pavlodar and Ust-Kamenogorsk.

13 March 2009

Next week RKK will enter into a formal cooperation agreement with Akimat and the Education Section in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan. In Ust Kamenogorsk the aim is to establish a joint forum for Industry-Education and Public Administration. In Astana RKK will have meetings with the Ministry of Education and StatoilHydro. | Read more...

RKK presents its concept for International Vocational Education in Turkmenistan.

19 February 2009

In the period 23 - 27 February representatives from RKK will be part of a delegation to Ashkabad, Turkmenistan, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Mette Kongshem will head the delegation. Meetings will be held with Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Hydyr Saparliev, the Minister of Education and the Minister for Economic Development. A meeting with the Minister of Foreign... | Read more...

netbased course in Agrotourism

29 January 2009

It is now possible to take a netbased course in Agrotourism, through the website http://www.agro.euproject.org/ The course programme is part of an EU project under the Leonardo da Vinci programme, which concerns "lifelong learning". We refer to information previously sent to some of you and to already concluded group sessions and study trips. In Rogaland the project is the resul... | Read more...

Vocational education contract in Vietnam in collaboration with Danish partners !

22 January 2009

This week we have been informed that our Danish partners in Selandia have been awarded a contract for the development of training programmes for Dung Quat College of Technology, Vietnam. The contract comes from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and will be financed from Danish foreign aid funds. The title of the project is "Supply of... | Read more...

Possible cooperation between RKK and Simenntun in Borgarnes, Iceland?

22 January 2009

For a number of years, the adult education institution Simenntun in Borgarnes, Iceland, has had good relations with RKK, and the parties have discussed experience and strategies. This week... | Read more...

RKK welcomes delegation from Kazakhstan 11 - 17 January.

09 January 2009

In the week 11 - 17 January we shall have the pleasure of receiving a delegation from the Ministry of Education in Kazakhstan. The delegates are here to study Health Care education in Rogaland and the possibilities for implementing this in Kazakhstan as part of the national education reform programme. The delegates are Ernat Gapuovich Zhunov from the Ministry of Education, NikolayJurievich T... | Read more...

Meeting with INP, Mozambique.

08 January 2009

Today RKK/SOTS had a meeting at the NPD office with a delegation from INP - Instituto Nacional de Petroleo - from Mozambique, led by chairman Arsenio Mabote. The topic dicussed at the meeting was the qualification of the local workforce, organisation, level and capacity development. | Read more...

Rygjabø Study Centre course -"First aid for suicide risk - Questions can save lives"

14 November 2008

Rygjabø study Centre in Haugesund is offering the two-day course entitled "First aid for suicide risk". The University Hospital of North Norway is technically responsible for the programme, which is a follow-up initiative after the Action Plan against Suicide, financed by the Norwegian Directorate of Health. The scheme is based on the concept "vivat", as developed by Living... | Read more...

Conference in Astana,Kazakhstan - "Vocational Education and Business Dialogue between Partners"

14 November 2008

On Wednesday 19 November, the Ministry of Education and Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan is holding a major conference in Astana where the main topic is vocational education in connection with upgrading of the national system. The keynote speaker at the conference is Minister of Education Zh. Tuimebaev. There will also be talks by the Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Affairs, the... | Read more...

Phase 2 of "Train the Trainers" has started in Angola.

14 November 2008

RKK/SOTS and Intsok have had a meeting this week with INP (Instituto de Petroleos) in Sumbe, Angola, and have launched phase 2 of the "Train the Trainers" project. It was decided to set up phase 2 following a recommendation after evaluation of phase 1. In phase 1 of the programme, INP has trained approx. 100 people in petroleum with the emphasis on subsea operations. Most of the stud... | Read more...

RKK hosting a visit today from Rwanda's ambassador.

11 November 2008

Today we have the pleasure of receiving the Rwandian Ambassador, Ms Jacqueline Mukangira. The Ambassador is interested in discussing a proposition RKK has presented for vocational training in oil-related topics. | Read more...

Eclick project kicks off today in Stavanger Innovation Park

11 November 2008

The University of Stavanger, Stavanger Innovation Park and RKK are Norwegian partners in the Interreg project Eclick. The partners will officially open the project office today at 14.00 in the Innovation Park at Ullandhaug, Stavanger. The aim of the project, which has a 3-year perspective, is to develop electronic courses, information and competence enhancement programmes which will be availab... | Read more...

High level of activity in Kazakhstan next week.

31 October 2008

The Kazakhstan project is in a busy phase. Next week, as well as the completion of the Actau Training Centre, there will be a series of meetings and seminars. In Uralsk we are setting up a 2-day ICT seminar for teachers and will continue our collaboration with local vocational schools. In Actau in the Mangistau region we shall sign an extended agreement with Akim (county governor) and set up m... | Read more...

Stord Training Centre and RKK sign cooperation agreement.

27 October 2008

With a view to boosting our capacity, RKK has signed a cooperation agreement with Stord Training Centre. Stord Training Centre has extensive experience in adult education, with particular emphasis on plateworking, welding and industrial plumbing but also many other vocational subjects relating to the offshore petroleum industry. We look forward to a positive and fruitful partnership from which... | Read more...

RKK seeks new co-worker

24 October 2008

Because of our increased number of engagements, particularly in relation to international projects, we are looking for a creative person with industrial experience to join the RKK staff . For further details of the position, see below. Interested in working with vocational education in Kazakhstan Norway or Angola? RKK seeks new co-worker for projects in the field of vocational training... | Read more...

E-CLIC Rogaland opens 11 November.

23 October 2008

The University of Stavanger, Stavanger Innovation Park and RKK are participants in the Interreg IVB North Sea Region project "E-CLIC - European Collaborative Innovation Centres - for broadband media services". This is a 3-year project, due to be completed in August 2011. There are 8 participating regions: two from Sweden, two from Germany and one each from Belgium, UK and Norway (R... | Read more...

Seminar for school heads in Shushinsk, Kazakhstan.

23 October 2008

As part of our cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Education & Science in Kazakhstan, we are holding a five-day seminar this week on school management for head teachers and educational administrators in Shushinsk. The seminar, with 26 participants, is being led by school heads Bjørn Andersen from Karmsund Upper Secondary and Berte Grane from Godalen. | Read more...

RKK/SOTS - Development agreement with rig company SEADRILL.

23 October 2008

RKK/SOTS has signed a development agreement with the rig company SEADRILL. The intention is to develop an international netbased concept for Petroleum Technology at tertiary vocational level, aimed at international employees selected for promotion to Driller and Toolpusher and for whom this will give formal competence in petroleum subjects. The course is designed to allow participants to follo... | Read more...

Contract with StatoilHydro ASA in Algeria.

16 October 2008

RKK/SOTS (Stavanger Offshore Technical College) have entered into a contract with StatoilHydro ASA for DRILLING SUPERVISOR training in Algeria. The training programme will comprise 11 one-week modules. | Read more...

RKK/SOTS sign contract with INTSOK for Angola.

16 October 2008

RKK/SOTS (Stavanger Offshore Technical College) have entered into a contract with INTSOK (Norwegian Oil & Gas Partners) for a "Train the Trainers" project (phase 2) for INP in Sumbe, Angola. This is a continuation of already completed training programmes for Sumbe teachers. The course is due to start in October. | Read more...

General Meeting in "Actau" training centre.

10 October 2008

In Almaty, a General Meeting took place on Friday 3 October in the Actau Training Centre, where a motion to increase share capital was approved. A formal inauguration was also approved. | Read more...

The RKK Board visits the Emilia Romagna region in Italy.

10 October 2008

RKK collaborates through a number of EU projects with the organisation "IAL CISL Emilia Romagna" in Bologna, Italy. IAL is Italy's most successful further and continuing education institution, with over 200 branches.The organisation is run in cooperation with the CISL Workers Union. it has been in operation for 30 years and has its head office in Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region,... | Read more...

"Best" Vienna and RKK investigate possible cooperation

10 October 2008

"Best" is a private continuing education institution in Vienna, Austria, which cooperates with RKK on 3 European projects under the Leonardo da Vinci programmes. The two parties RKK/Best are very satisfied with this collaboration and at a meeting in Vienna on 26 September entered into discussions on a possible formal partnership. If this comes about, the intention is to explore the... | Read more...

" CMS -Crisis Management System" - New Eu project goes to SOTS/RKK.

28 August 2008

Under EU's Leonardo da Vinci programme for 2008, SOTS/ RKK have had approval for the project "CMS - Crisis Management System". The project, which has a 14-month schedule, is led by Offshore Center in Esbjerg Denmark. Other partners, besides SOTS/RKK, are: Søværnets Operative Kommando (Admiral Danish Fleet) Denmark - Antilope IT,Denmark - Estonia Maritime Academy Research and Developm... | Read more...

A delegation from Kazakhstan visiting RKK this week.

11 August 2008

We are having a week-long visit from a delegation from Kazakhstan this week. The delegates will study Norwegian vocational education, collaboration between educational institutions and industry, and regional development. The programme includes visits to companies, in this instance Aker Solutions/Aker Egersund, Aker Solutions Stavanger, Kaefer IKM and Statoil Hydro. Besides visits to the Nation... | Read more...

StatoilHydro and RKK sign contract for consultancy in international vocational education.

07 July 2008

Under the terms of the contract, RKK will assist/advise StatoilHydro on the development of vocational education in the international market in which StatoilHydro plans to establish, or has established, activities in connection with the production of Oil & Gas. RKK will give advice on models for qualifying local personnel in vocational subjects and adult education. The establishment of na... | Read more...

NAMFI (Namibia) and RKK sign MoU.

17 April 2008

The Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI) and RKK have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement has come about as a result of RKK's visit to Namibia in 2007 and the return visit of NAMFI to Stavanger in 2008. The parties have set themselves the clear objective of establishing a joint venture agreement before the end of 2008. This will be based on a business... | Read more...

Support to Vocational Training in Angola - Baseline survey.

16 April 2008

RKK has signed an agreement with NORAD,"Oil for Development" concerning a survey aimed at mapping the status of organisation, methods and content in INEFOP's Centre of Adult Education under Vocational Education in Angola. The pre-project will last until September 2008, and will help to form the basis for a larger development project with MAPESS/INEFOP with a timeframe of 4 years. We... | Read more...

StatoilHydro Workshop - Education and competence development in an international context

15 April 2008

On Monday 14 April, StatoilHydro hosted a Workshop - Education and Competence Development in an International Context. In addition to personnel from StatoilHydro, there were participants from OfU (Oil for Development), NPD, Intsok,SIU (Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education) and Petrad, together with representatives from universities and colleges. RKK and SOTS prese... | Read more...

Workshop in Stavanger - "Empower - Deprived learners", an LdV project

09 April 2008

On April 11 - 12 the project partners of the Leonardo da Vinci project "Empower - Deprived learners" convene for a two days event and worskhop in Stavanger. The partnership consists of members from Austria, Italy, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey. RKK will be represented by project manager Helen Roth and Silje Bolset, and from Møllehagen upper secondary will Solveig Eidsaunet and Jone... | Read more...

International seminar in Astana, Kazakhstan, 28-29 March

04 April 2008

The Ministry of Education and Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan arranged an International meeting and seminar entitled: "Promotion to developing of technical and professional education in the Republic of Kazakhstan within the International projects" (sic). The conference was attended by 40 participants from international organisations which have, or have had, projects in Ka... | Read more...

Round Table conference and seminar in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

04 April 2008

The Round Table conference and seminar had the same title: "Development of the cooperation between educational institutions of technical and vocational education and industrial enterpr... | Read more...

Memorandum of Cooperation signed with the East Kazakhstan region.

04 April 2008

On the basis of the cooperation agreement between RKK and the Ministry of Education and Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tazhenov Amankeldy Jedrisovich, Deputy Akim, East Kazakhstan a... | Read more...

RKK sponsors Moldir Sagieva’s education and sports development

04 April 2008

Moldir Sagieva is 17 years old and a student at Ust-Kamenogorsk College, named after K. Nurgaliev. She is also a promising wrestle who manages to combine studying and sports in an exempl... | Read more...

RKK/SOTS ; Drilling courses on Madagascar.

20 March 2008

RKK and Stavanger Offshore Technical College (SOTS) have signed a contract with "Office des Mines Nationales pour les Industries Strategiques" -" OMNIS" - on Madagascar for training in Drilling and HES. This is part of the project "Management of Oil and Gas in Madagascar" , and the programme will be funded through a cooperation agreement at national level between... | Read more...

Conference and seminar on development of local competence in Ust - Kamenogorsk 31 March and 1 April.

12 March 2008

As part of our cooperation agreement with the education authorities in Kazakhstan, we are arranging a number of local conferences and seminars addressing the subject of how authorities, industry and educational institutions can establish cooperative relations and a local infrastructure for competence development. On 31 March there will be a round table conference and on 1 April a seminar in... | Read more...

International seminar on development in vocational education in Kazakhstan, in Astana and Shuchinsk 28 and 29 March 2008.

10 March 2008

The Ministry of Education in Kazakhstan is arranging the seminar "Assistance in the development of vocational education in the Republic of Kazakhstan as a part of International Projects". Speakers and guests have been invited from Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, EU, Korea, the World Bank, the British Council and a number of Asiatic countries. The first part of the seminar will ta... | Read more...

Visit from NAMFI , Namibia.

05 March 2008

This week, Carl Williams from NAMFI - Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute - is a guest at RKK and SOTS. A comprehensive programme has been drawn up for Mr. Williams' visit, involving meetings with public institutions and authorities as well as companies in the oil and gas sector. The purpose of his visit is to discuss a cooperation agreement between NAMFI and RKK. | Read more...

Visit from OMNIS , Madagascar.

05 March 2008

Yesterday ( 4 March) RKK and SOTS - Stavanger Offshore Technical College - had the pleasure of hosting a visit from Mr. Andriamihaja Spariharijaona and Mr. Bonaventure Rasoanaivo from "Office des Mines Nationales et des Industries Strategiqes" (OMNIS), Madagascar. Advisor Turid Øygard from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy also took part in the meeting, at which the theme was t... | Read more...
FACTS ABOUT

Internationalisation

Internationalisation is now an increasingly important aspect of RKK’s work, embracing a range of activities such as EU-funded projects and related operations, projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD projects.

We have established contacts and completed specific projects with partners from most European countries, and are now working closely with the public authorities in Kazakhstan on the implementation of various educational projects.

RKK is also involved in many other countries.

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Norway