Total Abu Al Bukhoosh (Total ABK), a subsidiary of Total, has partnered with the Vocational Education Development Centre (VEDC) in 2008 to establish Total ABK-VEDC Academy. The campus is located within the VEDC grounds at Shahama, about 40 kms away from the Abu Dhabi city.
The Academy aims to train young Emiratis in oil and gas technology, and make them employable in the industry.
A new batch joins the Academy each year. All trainees admitted to the Academy are under an apprenticeship contract with Total ABK.