6 Alfanar employees graduate PMA programme
Riyadh, July 9, 2014
Alfanar Construction, a Saudi Arabia-based construction company for turnkey and project development capabilities, has concluded a Project Management Academy (PMA) programme for the first batch of students.
The programme offered a fast track career programme for its employees to develop and build their skills, which will enable them to take on greater corporate responsibilities and become future leaders in the field of project management.
The company honoured six PMA programme graduates in a ceremony, which recently took place in the presence of top management at the Holiday Inn Riyadh – Izdihar.
Sabah Al Mutlaq, vice chairman, said: “Alfanar Construction believes that there is a need to constantly enhance the existing skills of employees while developing new ones so that they can deliver their finest performance. Therefore, the company has introduced a programme, which enables select potential employees to undergo comprehensive learning and training experience essential to take on important senior roles in the company. We are delighted with the immense success of the program under which several employees were trained on various aspects of professional project management.
“In addition, we have benefitted from several successful global schools that have helped us in launching this programme. We are confident that it will support the company’s growth and development and contribute towards the sector’s progress. I congratulate the six graduates and wish them a successful career growth with Alfanar Construction.”
As part of its efforts to develop a ‘Successor Development Program’ for its young and high potential employees, Alfanar launched its PMA Program in 2012.
The programme is designed to identify, improve and enhance their business, leadership, technical and personal skills that would drive them towards a rewarding career and progressive future.
The two-year comprehensive education and training programme was composed of 91 training sessions, which enabled Alfanar to embrace and effectively apply the project management standards consistently and to achieve improvements on a continuous basis.
Abdullah Al Hammad, president, said: “The PMA programme is an initiative that allows the company to transfer knowledge and experience acquired through its large portfolio of major projects to our promising new generation of engineers. We are highly satisfied with the outcome of the programme and we are pleased to appreciate the graduates for their successful completion of the programme.” - TradeArabia News Service