UTC Bahrain opens new training centre
Manama, September 21, 2011
UTC Bahrain SPC, part of UTC Fire and Security, has inaugurated a training centre that will provide professional skills, high-value fire and security product training.
The company, which is a business unit of United Technologies Corporation, will provide training for employees, business partners, end users and consultants in the region, a statement from the company said.
“There is an expanding need in the Middle East for technically trained professionals who are able to handle residential, commercial and industrial security applications. Our state-of-the-art training centre will help to facilitate in developing these skills for Bahrainis and other professionals in the region,” said Otto de Bont, president of UTC Fire & Security’s global security products, EMEA region.
The facility, which is being supported by Tamkeen and the Economic Development Board, occupies approximately 6,000 sq ft and is equipped with two professional classrooms and a demonstration room.
Leading technical training will be offered in business management and fire and security jobs, including fire detection, access control, video surveillance and integrated security systems.
“One of the fundamental pillars of Bahrain’s economic development initiatives is investment in human capital,” said Shaikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.
“The establishment of centres such as this one will support specialist training for Bahrainis and attract trainees from across the region,” he said.
In 2009, the company opened a Pro Express shop in Bahrain to offer customers convenience and easy access to a range of security products in a business-to-business service center.
Also in the Middle East, UTC Fire & Security offers a broad range of innovative fire protection products for commercial and industrial applications, and in particular, for the needs of the power, petrochemical, oil & gas (PPOG) industry. – TradeArabia News Service