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Ascon Oil Company is consolidating its status as a learning organization as it unveiled an in-house learning academy on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Named The Ascon Learning Academy, TALA for short, it is designed to be a capacity building tool aimed at better service delivery.
The unveiling, which was held at the company’s Corporate Head Office, Victoria Island, Lagos, was attended by members of management, the TALA team headed by Henrietta Otoabasi – Akpan (Mrs.) , who doubles as the Manager, Human Resources for ASCON OIL COMPANY as a whole, other members of staff, and the first set of trainees.
In a short remark, the Group Managing Director, ASCON OIL, Bar. Grace Olowofoyeku, emphasized the place of learning in efficient service delivery. She maintained that every organization intending to progress must constantly add to its knowledge base. Promising the support of the company to help the Learning Academy achieve its set objectives, she urged beneficiaries to make good use of the privilege for both personal and corporate advancement.
Her point of view was consolidated by the Executive Director, Operations, Mr. Ikechukwu Enenmoh who appreciated the first set of trainees, and others that would follow in subsequent months, for their determination to make a commitment to learning, even in the face of very busy official schedules.
Earlier in an address of welcome, TALA Director, Henrietta Otoabasi – Akpan, revealed that the initiative was birthed from the need to fill identifiable knowledge gaps which, if not addressed, could stand in the way of optimum performance and productivity of the workforce, with its attendant negative effect on service delivery. According to her, one of the core objectives of TALA is to empower the workforce for today while positioning them for tomorrow.
The Learning Academy has been described in some quarters as a necessary tool of corporate survival, especially at this moment of critical challenges in the Oil and Gas sector where only the fittest would survive. This, perhaps, is the justification for what is now an acceptable slogan for the academy: empowering you for today and positioning you for tomorrow.