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CMCS offers new construction courses in KSA

Capacity-building firm offers certified training programme aimed at Saudi nationals

Bassam Samman, Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions

Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions (CMCS), a Saudi Arabia-based capacity-building firm, has launched a certified training programme to encourage more project managers among Saudi nationals: “Projects being planned throughout Saudi Arabia in 2010 will require systematic management and a Saudi Arabian workforce capable of dealing with any possible operational problems. Our challenge is to develop and build the know-how needed by the burgeoning local projects sector to fulfil its role in sustained economic recovery,” CEO Bassam Samman told the Big Project.

Samman added that demand for workers equipped with solid project-management skills had increased following the government’s announcement of a 16% increase in project spending to SAR 260 billion in 2010, as part of a government effort to attain a 4.5% economic growth rate within the year.

“While the programme will be available for nationals and expats, Saudi nationals will be given priority, particularly female applicants,” he added.

The company is certified by Oracle University to provide the accredited training programmes in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. Samman said organisations such as Aramco, SABIC, Ministry of Interior and the Royal Commission had shown an interest.

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