Bombardier opens new academy in Saudi
Berlin, April 11, 2012
Berlin-based Bombardier Transportation, a rail technology leader, has launched a project management academy in Saudi Arabia featuring a modular education programme.
The academy will train a new generation of project managers who will go on to deliver ambitious urban transport projects across the region.
The academy supports young Saudi national engineering or business professionals and recent graduates who are interested in developing a long-term career in project management with Bombardier.
The programme’s content will be aligned with the established and proven Bombardier Project Management System (BPMS) and will include on-the-job training and international assignments at Bombardier sites as well as classroom-based and online tuition.
“At the Bombardier Transportation Project Management Academy, successful applicants will have the opportunity to learn from Project Management specialists,” said Serge Van Themsche, vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa and Brazil, Systems, Bombardier Transportation.
“We are establishing links with local universities for classroom activities and we have live projects in Riyadh and Jeddah for ‘on-the-job training, with international assignments at our manufacturing sites at various locations around the world.”
“They [students] will benefit from experiencing real life projects in Riyadh and Jeddah through this world leading transportation provider.”
“We believe that this hands-on approach will help the participants to gain long-term employment with Bombardier and they will have the opportunity to work on some of the most prestigious transportation projects in the world,” he added.
To deliver this postgraduate course, Bombardier will establish links with local universities and work with a specialist training provider.
Participants who successfully complete the academy will be awarded the internationally recognised qualification Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). This is an entry level certificate for project practitioners and demonstrates fundamental knowledge of terminology and processes of effective project management.
Bombardier is aiming to recruit up to 10 young project managers for its 2012 programme and then a further intake of participants in the following years. Bombardier plans to launch the Academy in other countries across the Gulf region, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
More Education, HR & Training Stories
- Number of Omani working women soars
- Bayt.com launches Employer of Choice Awards
- Rota interview to screen youth conference applicants
- Experts discuss ways to build talented aviation workforce
- Top e-learning experts at Dubai summit
- Top education experts win GESS awards
- Bahrainis top GCC nationals seeking Saudi jobs
- Transguard launches graduate trainee programme
- Applications invited for Bahrain scholarship
- New technology training for educators
- Mubadala tie-up promotes healthy lifestyle
- GCC education sector short of 200,000 professionals
- Rosetta Stone buys language-learning firm
- Focus on special needs education
- NIIT signs deal with Com Group
- iPads replace textbooks in 75 Saudi schools
- 250 students tour aviation training facility in Abu Dhabi
- 40 Jordanian students showcase apps, games
- New Indian school opens in Dubai
- Sharp to showcase educational products at Gess2014
- Qatar science park offers training to tech entrepreneurs
- Bahrain Indian School opens new campus
- Labour reforms 'key to job creation'
- Petroleum services training centre opened in Dammam
- Silatech, Spark to partner on youth work
- Spencer Ogden opens Dubai office
- Indian School to inaugurate new campus in Riffa
- Bahrain private school shut down for safety lapses
- UAE Exchange recruits 126 Emiratis
- New-look buses for Bahrain schools