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Our investments in education and training help people and communities thrive. Education has been a focus for Chevron in Indonesia since 1957 when we established the first state senior high school, SMAN 1, in Pekanbaru, Riau.

Our education and training programs include:

Polytechnic schools

Polytechnic schools In 2001 in collaboration with the Riau provincial government, we established the first polytechnic institution in Riau, the Politeknick Caltex Riau (PCR), to train local students for jobs in the industrial sector. The polytechnic now has some 1,500 students enrolled and offers a curriculum to match the province’s business needs and contribute to its economic growth. Overall, PCR offers eight diploma programs – computer engineering, electronic engineering, telecommunications engineering, mechatronics, accounting, multimedia IT engineering, industrial information systems and advanced telecommunications engineering. Politeknick Aceh, in Banda Aceh, was built with our partners in the long-term recovery effort following the 2004 tsunami. Nearly 3,000 students have graudated from these two schools.

Darmasiswa Chevron Riau Scholarships

We established the Darmasiswa Chevron Riau scholarship program in 2001 to aid talented high school students in the province to continue their college education. Working together with provincial and district/municipal education agencies, Chevron conducts a defined selection process each year to identify students with strong potential. Students who are selected are given the opportunity to attend some of the most prestigious colleges in Indonesia, such as the University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Gadjah Mada University and Padjajaran University. To date, more than 1,000 outstanding students have benefited from this program.

Vocational Training for Employment and Entrepreneurship (VoTEE)

Vocational Training for Employment and Entrepreneurship (VoTEE) Throughout our operations in Riau, as well as in East Kalimantan and West Java, in collaboration with local governments, non-governmental organizations, youth organizations, universities and vocational schools, we established Vocational Training for Employment and Entrepreneurship (VoTEE) program. The initiative is intended to diversify the economy of the local communities and to increase employment opportunities by upgrading the skills of young people, underserved students and women.

The training courses vary from year to year but generally include welding, automotive repair, heavy-equipment operation, carpentry, rigging, electrician, motorcycle technician, audio technician air-conditioner technician, entrepreneurship, batik and craft making, beautician, sewing and cooking. In Duri, in partnership with Politeknik Caltex Riau, we also provide selected graduates with an endowment fund to start their own businesses. In addition, we also offer accelerated learning for achieving a high school diploma (Kejar Paket C) for school dropouts who wish to obtain their diploma certificate, in Pamijahan, Bogor Regency and Pasirwangi in Garut.

Since 2008, our educational SuperCamp program in West Java has helped more than 1,300 students, with about 93 percent moving on to college.

Indonesia Mengajar

We partnered with Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar (the Indonesia Teaches Movement) to support seven Pengajar Muda (young teachers) working in elementary schools in remote districts.

The training courses vary from year to year but generally include welding, automotive repair, heavy-equipment operation, carpentry, rigging, electrician, motorcycle technician, audio technician air-conditioner technician, entrepreneurship, batik and craft making, beautician, sewing and cooking. In Duri, in partnership with Politeknik Caltex Riau, we also provide selected graduates with an endowment fund to start their own businesses. In addition, we also offer accelerated learning for achieving a high school diploma (Kejar Paket C) for school dropouts who wish to obtain their diploma certificate, in Pamijahan, Bogor Regency and Pasirwangi in Garut.

Since 2008, our educational SuperCamp program in West Java has helped more than 1,100 students, with about 95 percent moving on to college.

Newspapers in Education: Training Teachers and Students

Chevron partnered with severalorganizations, including The Jakarta Post Foundation and the Newspaper in Education Institute, in a unique program to teach English. The program is based on the idea that using the newspaper as a living textbook can make teaching and learning English enjoyable, interactive and relevant. This program has helped enrich English instruction for more than 5,400 students and 700 teachers through workshops as well as reaching more than 12,000 students through various edutainment competitions from 100 schools in 25 cities over eleven provinces across the country.

Indonesia Mengajar

Indonesia Mengajar We partnered with Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar (the Indonesia Teaches Movement) to support seven Pengajar Muda (young teachers) working in elementary schools in seven remote districts in Fak Fak Regency, West Papua in 2013. In 2014, we continued our assistance by supporting seven Pengajar Muda who were deployed in elementary schools in Bengkalis Regency, Riau.

University Partnerships and Association Relations Program

Chevron's University Partnership Program (UPP) works with more than 100 college and university partners around the world to help attract and develop talented students and teachers who can help achieve a more technically proficient global workforce. UPP provides strategic and multifaceted support, which includes scholarships, grants, funding for faculty positions, department gifts and laboratory upgrades. We consider these educational partnerships to be strategic investments in the economic development of local communities and the future of the energy business. Since 2006, we have provided our university partners, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), with graduate fellowships, distance learning and internship programs. We have also improved their laboratory facilities and created a series of guest lecture.

Sakai Education

We also support the education of the Sakai people, an indigenous tribe in Riau. We supply books, provide incentives for teachers and offer educational grants to thousands of Sakai children through our Beasiswa Anak Asuh Sakai (Sakai Foster Children Scholarship) program.