Bahrain Polytechnic faculty visit First Bahrain
Manama, May 10, 2011
First Bahrain, an innovative regional real estate developer, on Tuesday received key faculty members of Bahrain Polytechnic (BP) at its flagship project Majaal, an SME-focused warehousing facility.
The BP faculty were welcomed by Amin Al Arrayed, general manager of First Bahrain and managing director of Majaal.
The visitors were given an extensive tour of the facility by First Bahrain team members, to get more insight into the development and trends in the logistics industry.
Located within the Salman Industrial City at the Bahrain Investment Wharf, the Majaal warehouse development presently offers 130,000 sq ft of secure, flexible and cost effective industrial work space complemented with a range of value-added services focused on elevating the standards of warehousing projects in the region.
The visit came as part of First Bahrain’s support for leadership development and quality education in Bahrain, specifically here through Bahrain Polytechnic.
Al Arrayed is an active member of the Curricula Advisory Committee and supports students by offering an opportunity to engage directly with industry throughout their studies.
'We are proud that Majaal has become one of the leading developments of its kind in Bahrain and the region, helping to develop the SME sector and attract FDI as recently shown by the signing of the Switz Group, a Saudi-based company newly entering the Bahrain market through their facility at Majaal,' said Al Arrayed.
The visit was organized in line with Bahrain Polytechnic's policy of involving students and tutors with the latest developments in different industries to ensure theoretical education offered is balanced with practical application.
John Scott, CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic said: “Being exposed to Majaal and other projects will help students develop much needed critical thinking and problem solving skills. By collaborating with different industry sectors, we offer a great opportunity for students to bring them one step closer towards meeting the needs of the labour market.”
As part of the visit, Bahrain Polytechnic faculty also met some Majaal tenants and were given a presentation on Majaal and First Bahrain's strategic approach to sustainable investment.-TradeArabia News Service