Engineering students visited Napco National’s plants in Saudi Arabia as part of INDEVCO’s Internship Initiative Program in 2017.
INDEVCO partnered with Napco National to send nine university students for a learning and training experience in Saudi Arabia as part of INDEVCO’s Internship program which aligns with its social responsibility goal.
Focus On the Internship Initiative Program
At INDEVCO, incorporating new innovative ideas is key where each learning cycle begins with training and dedication. The internship program at Napco National, launched in 2014 in partnership with INDEVCO, continues to this day.
The training journey took place over a period of one month for each applicant. The engineering students came from six different universities across Lebanon such as Beirut Arab University, ESIB Saint Joseph University, Lebanese American University, Lebanese University, Notre Dame University, and University of Balamand.
The Recruitment Team assigned the engineering applicants to nine different locations at Napco National in Saudi Arabia. Napco National plants manufacture and distribute plastic, paper, packaging and other basic supplies to diverse industries, as well as fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) for retail and away-from-home industries, in GCC countries and beyond. Dedicated supervisors guided each student, introduced them to the manufacturing process, and walked them through the production lines to ensure a successful training.
INDEVCO’s UN Sustainable Development Goals
This Internship Initiative Program equips students with skills needed for employment and quality jobs, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG4 and SDG8. SDG4 ensures inclusive and quality education for all and promotes lifelong learning; while SDG8 promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
INDEVCO’s Recruitment Team gathered a few testimonials from the students about their training experience at Napco National in Saudi Arabia.
Electro-mechanical Engineer, ESIB - trained at NRPPC, Riyadh
“On the technical end, I experienced the industrial world for the first time, saw the machine working, attended workshops, helped to repair errors, and happily completed the tasks I was assigned. The experience I gained helped increase my knowledge exponentially.”
Mechanical Engineer, NDU - trained at NPPC, Dammam
“Summer training at NPPC ‐ Napco National was more interesting than what I expected. The Lebanese departments organized everything perfectly with the Saudi Arabian party.”
Electrical Engineer, LU - trained at NPCL, Jeddah
“This training was beneficial; it gave me hands‐on experience that I would not have gotten somewhere else. I also learned through my interactions with NPCL's employees the importance of commitment, punctuality, and teamwork.”
Daniel Abou Rjeily
Mechanical Engineer, NDU - trained at UPPC, Jeddah
“I had the chance to expand my knowledge extensively in the flexible packaging sector and to meet directly with other engineers and professionals working in a team environment.”
Electrical Engineer, NDU - trained at NCPC, Dammam
“Even though the training period was barely a month, I have learned many new concepts while applying them directly through given practical exercises such as motor starters, drives, and protection equipment that I have only seen theoretically at the University.”
Mechanical Engineer, BAU - trained at Compact, Dammam
“I was impressed by the whole atmosphere in the plant; the people working there, the huge machines and the technologies used.”
Electrical Engineer, LAU - trained at Uniplast, Jeddah
“I felt that my training at Uniplast taught me the basics of electrical engineering as well as how the plastic industry and its machines work.”
Mechanical Engineer, NDU - trained at Easternpak, Dammam
“I consider myself very lucky being part of this training since I had the chance to acquire a great deal of information pertaining the corrugated packaging industry. I am also thankful to have met so many wonderful people and professionals who led me through this internship period.”
Chemical Engineer, UOB - trained at ModernTech, Dammam
“The on the job training (OJT) is like a training manual in which the trainee can follow the designated training topics, and the mentor in charge of each topic can approve and sign to assure its completion. This method facilitated my training and ensured that I learned the slightest details without neglecting any part of the required training.”
As a diversified manufacturing group, INDEVCO produces paper, corrugated, and plastic raw materials and packaging and jumbo tissue rolls for a range of sectors, as well as personal care hygiene, household and away-from-home (AFH) disposables. INDEVCO member companies also supply renewable energy products and manufacture hygiene converting machinery and parts.