Etisalat Academy to set up training centre in Libya
Dubai, March 19, 2014
Etisalat Academy, the largest single-source provider of training and development solutions in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with Libyan Post Telecommunications Information Company for the establishment of a training academy in Libya.
The MoU was signed by Ali Al Sharid, the CEO of Etisalat Services Holding and Dr Faisel Gergab, the chairman of Libyan Post Telecommunications Information Company in the presence of Dr Aref Nayed, Libyan Ambassador to UAE; Dr Majdi Ashibani, ICT Academy chairman; and Dr Ali Al-Qayedi, GM, Etisalat Academy, and other senior executives.
As per the agreement, Etisalat Academy will assist the Libyan company determine their training needs across their eight subsidiaries and provide support to establish a training academy in the country.
Etisalat Academy will help develop the capabilities of the 14,000 employees working in the postal and ICT sectors in Libya through training, assessment and development initiatives.
Libyan Post Telecommunications Information Company is the national operator that provides fixed, mobile and internet related services throughout the country and the partnership stems from a strong belief that technology is the creative engine of many future opportunities for Libya.
Ali Al Sharid said this partnership with LPTIC Holding was a key milestone in the geographic expansion plans of Etisalat Academy.
"Tapping into our experience, we will help develop the LPTIC workforce to boost productivity, lower costs and ensure higher employee morale and loyalty. Subsequently, we will expand the partnership to provide learning and development of skills to the wider Libyan community," he added.
Dr Faisal Gergab said the establishment of the training academy in partnership with Etisalat Academy is part of Libya's commitment to create an innovative, progressive, market-based economy.
"With the expertise of our partners, our staff will learn about new technologies and strategies, thus giving us a competitive edge in the marketplace. We take pride in employee development and would like to be the benchmark for efficient work practices and a highly skilled workforce, in the region," he added.
Etisalat Academy will manage the training and development requirements of the Libyan employees either in its own state-of-the-art facility in Dubai or in the centre being built in Libya, said Ali Al Sharid.
The development programs will focus on several areas such as psychometrics and competency assessments, technical and ICT knowledge, soft skills as well as talent and leadership development programs, he added.-TradeArabia News Service