ZE Compliments University of Houston, Bauer School of Business for a Successful Energy Trading Systems Course
February 15, 2011 – Richmond, B.C. – ZE PowerGroup Inc. (ZE) congratulates The University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business on the completion of the second session of the Energy Trading Systems Course. This course has been developed to provide students with an understanding of the natural gas industry and the design and operation of Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) systems that support natural gas trading. The brainchild of energy consultant, Ed Bell, explained, “the course is unique in its offering by providing students with an understanding of the gas trading industry from both a business and IT perspective simultaneously”.
ZE continues to participate in the development of the “Energy Trading Systems” course and provides students with the use of its ZEMA™ Data Management and Analysis software at no charge. As in previous years, ZE will take part in the delivery of the course with executive lecturer, Aiman El-Ramly, VP Business Development and Strategy for ZE. Helping develop the next generation of energy employees is truly an honor and something ZE, as a corporation, holds in very high regard. The course gives students hands on experience with industry-standard software applications used by leading corporations within the Data Management and ETRM space.
The real success of the course comes from the feedback of the Bauer School of Business and the marketplace itself. For the first session the course was only offered to students enrolled in the Market Information Systems (MIS) course with 18 students taking the course. The second session enrolment jumped to 50 students, and there are currently 68 students signed up for the 2011 session, which includes accounting, finance, and MIS students. Hiring organizations are particularly excited about this unique course as it offers unprecedented and specially trained individuals who graduate with the knowledge and experience needed to start work right away. Having students trained on industry-standard applications with both an IT and business understanding gives students a competitive edge as well as minimizes training costs and risk to corporations hiring new graduates.