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Getex to focus more on jobs training

Manama, August 8, 2011

Getex Autumn, the leading education and professional development event, will hold its 2011 edition with a stronger focus on vocation education and professional development, the two fast-emerging career trends in the region.

Getex Autumn 2011 will be hosted at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 26 to 28, and will move on  to the Gulf Hotel in Bahrain from October 29 to November 1.

The event will also offer a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes targeting the student community in the UAE.

Bahrain is an equally important venue for Getex Autumn as nearly a third of Bahrain’s entire population are students between the secondary and undergraduate level, creating a huge market for higher education providers, said organisers.

"The demand for work placements in the GCC is extremely competitive resulting in high demand of education and professional development programs,” said Anselm Godinho, managing director, International Conferences & Exhibitions (IC&E), organisers of the event.

“Additionally, the size of the region’s student population and the eagerness of parents to invest in quality education for their children have definitely helped fuel the dynamism in the region’s education sector."

"There is also an increasing number of private and public sector organisations that are now investing in professional development programs for their staff. This will work to the advantage of training organizations present in the region that should be active in marketing their programs to individuals and companies who regularly visit Getex to scout for contacts,” Godinho continued.

“In a nutshell, Getex Autumn serves as an ideal networking platform that will help sustain these positive trends and cultivate a culture of learning and excellence in the region,” he pointed out.

Academic courses that are now in great demand in the Arab World including subject streams in medicine, HR, marketing & communications, humanities, business, finance, research, accounting and management can be found at Getex Autumn, he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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