Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran) covers 1,648,000 square kilometres in southwestern Asia. It is bounded on the north by Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and the Caspian Sea, on the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, on the south by the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and on the west by Turkey and Iraq ,with about a dozen islands in the Persian Gulf. More than 30 percent of its ( 7,680-kilometers ) boundary is seacoast. The capital is Tehran.
Among Middle Eastern countries, Iran is unique in many ways. Its official language is Farsi (Persian).
SBU(shahid Beheshti University) as one of the top ten universities in the country and having 27 colleges and research institute is considered a comprehensive university while the professional training center has a wide scope of expertise focusing on power and water industry. Main activities of the center include all the trainings that are required in society according to the special education sectors of the university.
Some of the groups which the training center includes are:
•Companies active in the power and water industry.
•Companies active in the oil, gas and petrochemical.
•Insurance companies, banks, municipalities.
•Some industries such as steel, cement, automotive.
•Faculty members and university staff
69 Bachelor Programs, 9562 BA and BSc Students
208 Master Programs, 6859 MA and MSc Students
139 PhD Programs, 1356 PhD Students
More than 800 Faculty Members
By joining Abbaspour School of Engineering (formerly named Power and Water University of Technology, PWUT) in 2013, industrial experiences and capabilities of PWUT has been transferred to SBU, synergically.
Professional training centre (PCT) is the largest center for specialized technical training in Electrical ,water, power, Petroleum gas and oil,Energy, energy & environtment sectorsindustries in I.R. of Iran. PCT with more than 48 years of experiences and very modern technical and training facilities is offering short courses and degree programs to the personnel of affiliated companies to the Ministry of Energy of Iran. The short courses are offered to the experts of the industries to keep them up to date in their jobs. The short courses are given in Technician and Engineering levels in English and/or Arabic (upon request) in PCT or in other regional countries. The content of the courses are considered in such a way to cover technical information and experiences which are required as the real qualification for industrial jobs.
PCT with more than 48years of experiences and very modern technical and training facilities is offering short courses and degree programs to the personnel of affiliated companies to the shahid Beheshti University. The short courses are offered to the experts of the industries to keep them up to date in their jobs.
The short courses are given in Technician and Engineering levels in Farsi and/ or English (upon request) in PCT or in other regional countries. The content of the courses are considered in such a way to cover technical information and experiences which are required as the real qualification for industrial jobs.
•Designing training courses
•Designing and preparing educational contents and pamphlets
•Implementation of professional training courses
•Evaluating the effectiveness of training
•Implementation of Recruitment tests
Accordingly, major principal activities of PTC are designed such a way that they cover all necessary requirements of educational process. These activities start with need assessment and end to the effectiveness assessment. This unique process includes all educational desires of organizations and companies. Recruitment test design and its implementation completes this part of PTC’s activities.
Professional training center of SBU has valuable experience in all of these areas. Employment analysis and training need assessment for the power industry, design education based on merit (competency-based training) for many organizations including the national oil company and parts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development are only parts of the experience of the center. The current portfolio contains about six thousand workshops and short courses that are mostly designed by faculty and teachers of the university. Organizing workshops every year for about 20000 people makes the center the largest center for professional training in country. Certainly, such a volume of training requires an accurate process and management systems. All training courses held by the center are assessed for effectiveness of training. The methodology for evaluating the impact is based on globally known Kirk Patrick’s model, which is applicable to combine with 360-degree assessment method, and is localized to form an instruction for courses and workshops held by the center. However, proper quality control of the education is not guaranteed because the process of evaluating starts after the end of the whole or parts of the training. Therefore, in order to ensure the quality and effectiveness of programs, the instruction acceptance criteria is developed and implemented by the center. Hence all materials and training process including lesson plans, worksheets, Teachers, classroom and school environment etc. must comply with the criteria and qualitative points of acceptance before applying.