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Limak celebrates graduation of 'Kuwait’s Engineer Girls'

Kuwait, May 5, 2019

Limak Inşaat Kuwait, a fully-owned subsidiary of Limak Group of Companies established in Kuwait through the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA), celebrated the graduation of the second batch  of its university-level training program for aspiring female engineers, the ‘Kuwait’s Engineer Girls’ program during a commencement ceremony held on May 4. 
The internship and training program was successfully completed by 30 Kuwaiti female students currently enrolled in Kuwait University’s undergraduate and graduate engineering programs.
During the commencement ceremony held at the Chairman’s Club, Kipco Tower, the graduates were awarded a Business Technology Education Council (BTEC) Management and Leadership certification recognised in over 100 countries, a certificate from Boğaziçi Lifelong Learning Center (BULLC), and a certificate of Field Training from Kuwait University. 
Launched in May 2017, the ‘Kuwait’s Engineer Girls’ is a program of Limak Inşaat Kuwait implemented through a partnership with Kuwait University and Turkey’s Boğaziçi University. The project-based learning program consists of 200 training hours divided into seven modules with an aim to empower students’ leadership and management skills and help them envision their future careers in engineering. 
Program activities undertaken include workshops, seminars, field training and site visits to Limak’s projects in Kuwait and Turkey including the Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2 (T2) and İGA - İstanbul Airport. The first generation of graduates consisted of 30 young female engineers, 12 of which have accepted job offers at Limak since completing the program and receiving their certifications in March 2018, said a statement. 
More than 90 guests including parents attended the ceremony in honor of the graduates including the Limak İnşaat Kuwait general manager, Kayihan Bagdatli, the active dean of the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University Dr Raed Buresli, and the head of Engineering and Training Alumni Center at Kuwait University Dr Bader AlBusairi, who all spoke at the ceremony to commemorate the graduates’ achievements and the program’s success.
Limak is a strong and long-term advocate of the advancement of women in the engineering field in the countries it operates. Limak’s support for female engineers in Kuwait is part of the company’s greater regional efforts to add permanent value to Kuwait’s society by supporting education and learning opportunities in the fields of construction, engineering, architecture, and project management. The Kuwait program is modelled after a successful program launched by Limak Inşaat in Turkey in 2015, ‘Turkey’s Engineer Girls’, said the statement. –TradeArabia News Service


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