Good response to BaPDA training course
Manama, May 29, 2011
An internationally certified training course organised by leading non-profit organisation, Bahrain Property Developers Association (BaPDA), and Tamkeen, is creating great interest among property development professionals.
The four-day course, scheduled to begin on June 6, is a unique initiative and first-of-its-kind in Bahrain.
It will be conducted by the prestigious Institute for International Research (IIR) Middle East, a part of Informa, the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic, scientific, professional and commercial business communities.
The course will have on its agenda all elements of property development - from research and planning to the final stages of development and marketing.
"It is intended to create a pool of well-qualified and trained professionals in the sector," BaPDA chairman Aaref Hejres said.
"At the moment, though we have a lot of talent here, there is a dearth of qualified Bahrainis. This course will address that gap, increasing the employability of Bahrainis in property development and real estate."
"It will be the first step in a programme planned with our partner, Tamkeen, to create new opportunities to nurture and empower the local workforce," he noted.
"BaPDA and Tamkeen have agreed to work together to conduct workshops and certification courses to improve property development training with higher professional standards."
"The extremely encouraging response from companies in Bahrain has shown that we have addressed a real need, and this foresees well for our efforts to create a talent pool as well as for the industry in general."
BaPDA, with support from Tamkeen, has been focused on developing local talent, helping them achieve their potential through appropriate certifications and qualifications.
The IIR Middle East has done significant work in the region, conducting many courses to help the industry.-TradeArabia News Service