The Kenson School of Production Technology has been instrumental to my success and development. I completed the IVQ Level 3 - Mechanical Maintenance Technician course (MMT08) as well as the Level 4 - Offshore Production Operator Training (OPOT10). My classroom experience was a positive one. Classes are well-lit, spacious, air conditioned and well appointed. The classrooms are equipped with media support which are used in the teaching process. The environment is conducive to learning.
The quality of teaching was excellent for both lectures and labs. Kenson employs lecturers that not only have a vast theoretical knowledge on the subject matter but also brings with them years of experience and expertise in the given field. I was particularly impressed with how the lecturers would challenge you to be an independent thinker, a problem solver and to always strive for betterment. I remember making 95 marks in a given unit and my lecturer said, “Timothy that is excellent but the 5 marks you lost revisit those areas and be proficient at it. Be a Technician among Technicians and an Operator among Operators. Let your work and attention to detail be what you are known by.” Those words have resonated with me.
Interaction with staff has always been professional, courteous and cordial. They were always willing to provide assistance when needed. The facilities at the Kenson School of Production Technology, its labs and simulator provide a realistic representation of an Offshore Installation. Students are able to interface with the three phase separator and the well control panel in a safe and controlled environment.
Kenson remains at the pinnacle for training in the Oil and Gas sector, as their courses and training are relevant to the industry and are utilized by many exploration, production and service companies. I wholeheartedly recommend Kenson as your preferred institution for excellent training in the Oil and Gas sector. It would be a very expedient decision one that you won't regret.
Timothy M Harris Bsc
OPOT10 & MMT08
FORMER STUDENT - NOW EMPLOYED AT KENSON GROUP OF COMPANIES
My Name is Christine Fields and I am a former student of the IVQ, Process Technician Programme at the Kenson School of Production Technology Limited. Enrolling at this institution was a very fulfilling experience and one that I truly enjoyed. The real life simulation training helped prepare me for actual fieldwork on the plant. The courses covered in the programme were also very relevant to the day-to-day activities of a plant technician and an awareness of safety in a hazardous environment.
I had the opportunity of having a knowledgeable lecturer, who not only focused academics, but also encouraged myself and my classmates to continue aiming high to achieve excellence. This fostered a sharing and motivating learning environment and I would recommend anyone who is interested in the field of Oil and Gas to begin their journey with Kenson School. Kenson provides a stepping-stone for employment, which will help grow your career and future to brighter prospects and endeavors, which they did for me. My hard work definitely paid off as I was hired by the Kenson Group of Companies, after completing my program.
FORMER STUDENT - NOW EMPLOYED AT SHELL
My experience in the classroom has been one that was very interactive between peers and lecturers. The
teaching style and course curriculum allowed me to grasp at information and knowledge preparing/ grooming me for the Oil and Gas Environment. The quality of the information passed on by experienced and very well knowledgeable lecturers has been one like no other. They have passed on the best platform of knowledge, skills and required values to prepare me for the cooperate world. Mr. Trevor Collette, Thank You for passing on “ALL” your experiences and valuable knowledge that I now utilize in my career currently. My interaction with staff has been one of a congenial environment, be it Administrative Staff to the Janitors, and all Lecturers, has given their support which assisted me throughout my tertiary level education learning curve, which is never an easy transition. The transition has been seamless due to their continuous support and professional guidance. The well-equipped Facilities (Classroom Settings), Simulator (Live Processes), Laboratory has been an experience which I felt comfortable and assisted me to assimilate information/ knowledge at a rapid pace as I am a Practical Style Learner. The Kenson School of Production Technology, Simulator was my first Live Process experience as a student which gave me the confidence and physical knowledge of the basic principles of Oil and Gas Process Operations.
My Transition from being a student at the Kenson School of Production Technology to gaining employment with the Kenson Group of Companies was a success. I was offered the opportunity of working as an Operations Technician at BHPBilliton for a duration of four years where I gained most of my corporate knowledge and professional experience, enabling me to now be permanently employed with SHELL Trinidad and Tobago Limited. The theoretical and practical knowledge in which I gained throughout my studies was applied in my field of career, enabling me to understand and operate in the Oil and Gas processing environment in which I was exposed to, at the Offshore Production Facilities. ALL in ALL I am a proud student of the Kenson School of Production Technology. I am forever grateful and Thank You.
Johnathon M. Singh
Cohort/ Class - PT-7/ OPOT-7
My experience attending the Kenson School of Production Technology Limited was very worthwhile. The level of professionalism from the staff members and lecturers exhibited during my time as a student was remarkable and I am elated to pursue other relevant courses pertinent to my job role.
I particularly want to highlight my lecturers Mr Trevor Collette and Mr. Ramesh Bharat for delivering the relevant material that was not just applicable to passing exams, but to apply all the individual concepts on my job as an Operator. I currently work as a Tank Farm Operator within the Petroleum Industry of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin) and I would encourage any future students to enroll within the Kenson School of Production Technology Limited because they offer both theoretical and practical knowledge of Industrialized Operations.
My name is James Nicholas and I attended the Kenson School of Production Technology between the period of 2015 to 2016. During that period I pursued the Level 3 Production IVQ Advanced Diploma in Oil and Gas Operations – Process Technician qualification, which turned out to be one of the most beneficial training experiences I’ve had.
The overall structure of the program was designed and executed quite professionally. Course material was delivered most effectively by competent lecturers, whose personal experiences provided valuable insight and aided my understanding of complex concepts and principles.
The administrative staff at the school was always ready to lend a hand and comprised of some of the most accommodating persons I’ve ever come across. Most memorably, students were treated like family, and all matters brought to their attention were treated with both alacrity and careful attention.
Overall the facilities were adequate to satisfy the demands of this course. The library and computer lab were particularly useful resources for researching and revision of course material. Most outstanding was the plant simulator. For those who us who never stepped foot on a processing plant; simulations provided practical understanding and exposure to the theoretical concepts covered (Job safety analysis, start up and shut down etc.)
I can’t speak highly enough of this course!
I attended Kenson school of production, where I enrolled in the offshore Process Operator Technician (OPOT) Cohort 10. My experience at Kenson was a memorable one, while attending this institute I learned a lot of technical and non technical attributes that transition me into the professional world of work. My past instructors such as Mr Trevor Collete and Mr Dirk De Gourville were highly skilled and full of experience and I’m thankful for being part of this experience. The staff at Kenson were highly professional and welcoming, making the journey to success more comfortable. Upon completing my Vocational skill, I was later employed with Kenson at EOG Resources. I am currently employed at EOG, the knowledge attained at Kenson school made the transition less complexed to the nature and requirement of the work to complete the job. I would recommend anyone that is interested in Kenson School of Production to go forth and attain a new skill in today’s world, WORK HARD, STAY DISCIPLINED AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!
My name is Amanda Jeeta and I am a former student of the OPOT, Offshore Production Operator Training Programme at the Kenson School of Production Technology Limited. The real life simulation was my first Live Process experience as a student which gave me physical knowledge of the basic principles of Oil and Gas Process Operations.
I had the opportunity of having a knowledgeable lecturer, who not only focused on academics, but also encouraged myself and my classmates to continue aiming high to achieve excellence. This fostered a sharing and motivating learning environment. Kenson provides a stepping-stone for employment, which will help grow your career and future to brighter prospects and endeavors, which they did for me.
Amanda Jeeta - OPOT-7
My name is Kathy Trotman and I attended the Kenson School of Production Technology during the period of 2012-2013. During my tenure of enrollment, I pursued the Level 3 Production IVQ Advanced Diploma in Oil and Gas Operations.
I gained copious amounts of knowledge and experience while attending the Kenson school for which I am forever appreciative. Both classroom and simulator experiences were exceptional. In addition to the calm and motivating environment my sessions were well structured, Lecturers went above and beyond, never showing apathy in facilitating our every need and making sure we understood every aspect of the sessions presented. Staff members were always polite and professional when dealing with students.
Being a former student of the school, I also had the opportunity to become a board member on the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Committee. This committee allowed me to widen my network with students as far as Uganda.
I am now gainfully employed by the Kenson Group of companies at the BPTT Oil and Gas processing facility and I must say my skill set and knowledge gained made my transition from tertiary to the industry less complicated. I would always have an appreciation for Kenson and would highly recommend for future endeavors.
As a past student of the Kenson School of Production and Technology, I can undoubtedly say that the experience was as pleasant as can be. An esteemed establishment which upholds its standard in producing the best training for both On land and Offshore working environments.
My time in the classroom has been met with multiple instances of work plus fun, despite my classmates being unacquainted with each other, the comforting ambiance of the classrooms coupled with the hardworking and friendly staff, made their students feel at home. This made classes not only a field for learning but a place where you can establish life-long bonds. As I progressed through each module, the quality of teaching has drastically improved, with each lecturer putting forth their blood, sweat and tears into ensuring optimal results of each student, leaving none behind. A true ode to “together we achieve, together we aspire”.
Relatively to the transition of school to employment, the school offers multiple divisions to which you can branch off into to best cater to your dreams and long term career path. Prior to attending this institution, the spectrum of jobs was limited and not of the desirable quality. But as the year progressed and my time with the lecturers and in the simulator has better equipped me to go out into the Oil and Gas industry. This simulator helped me to go from someone with no experience in this industry to have a general idea of the layout of a plant and to help me be better able to work in the demanding schedules of the Oil industry.
Upon completing my course, despite being a student who has not much experience, a plethora of opportunities presented themselves to me and I was able to use my credentials as an avenue to better appeal to the multiple employers and companies to which I have applied. Ultimately, I would recommend that anyone who desires a career in the Oil and Gas Industry, to choose the Kenson School of Production and Technology as their Alma Mata, to help them begin their journey to a promising future.