Li­mak Con­struc­tion col­lab­o­rates with Kuwait Univer­sity to em­power fe­male en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents in Kuwait

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Li­mak Con­struc­tion, one of world’s lead­ing con­trac­tors, signed an agree­ment to es­tab­lish Li­mak’s ‘Kuwait’s En­gi­neer Girls Pro­gram’ in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Kuwait Univer­sity and Turkey’s Bogazici Univer­sity. The pro­gram is an in­tern­ship and train­ing pro­gram for Gulf fe­male stu­dents en­rolled in their se­nior year at Kuwait Univer­sity’s Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Petroleum.

The project-based learn­ing pro­gram will train 30 un­der­grad­u­ate se­niors over the course of the Fall 2017 semester and con­sist of 200 train­ing hours di­vided into seven mod­ules. Upon com­ple­tion of the pro­gram suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a Busi­ness Tech­nol­ogy Education Coun­cil (BTEC) Man­age­ment and Lead­er­ship cer­tifi­cate rec­og­nized in over 100 coun­tries world­wide and 3 Semester Credit Hours from Kuwait Univer­sity. The pro­gram aims to em­power stu­dents’ lead­er­ship and man­age­ment skills and help them en­vi­sion their fu­ture ca­reers in en­gi­neer­ing.

Fol­low­ing the pro­gram, hon­orary stu­dents will be in­vited to wit­ness and learn from Li­mak’s state-of-the-art in­fra­struc­ture projects world­wide in­clud­ing the world’s largest air­port in terms of pas­sen­ger ca­pac­ity, Turkey’s Is­tan­bul New Air­port, as Li­mak is one of the five part­ners con­tracted to con­struct the air­port. Se­lected grad­u­ates will also be given the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue to work on the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port New Ter­mi­nal II project as they will be in­vited to ap­ply for in­tern­ships and em­ploy­ment at Li­mak Kuwait.

The ed­u­ca­tional agree­ment was signed on Fe­bru­ary 2, 2017 by Li­mak In­saat Board Mem­ber and Li­mak In­vest­ments Chair­per­son Ebru Ozdemir and the Dean of the Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Petroleum at Kuwait Univer­sity Pro­fes­sor Ab­dul­la­teef Al-Khu­laifi, and is the first in a se­ries of ini­tia­tives planned un­der Li­mak Con­struc­tion and Kuwait Univer­sity’s Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing signed on May 8, 2017.

Li­mak Con­struc­tion, which is cur­rently con­struct­ing Kuwait’s new air­port ter­mi­nal and lead­ing projects in Kuwait, is a strong and longterm ad­vo­cate of the ad­vance­ment of women in the en­gi­neer­ing and con­struc­tion sec­tor in the Mid­dle East. The Kuwait pro­gram is mod­eled after a suc­cess­ful pro­gram launched by Li­mak in Turkey in 2015.

“Hold­ing onto our prom­ise made dur­ing Kuwait Univer­sity’s Golden Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion in 2016 we are ex­cited to an­nounce our part­ner­ship with Kuwait Univer­sity and Turkey’s Bogazici Univer­sity for the estab­lish­ment of the ‘Kuwait’s En­gi­neer Girls Pro­gram’. This is first of many education-based ini­tia­tives we have planned over the next sev­eral years.” said Mr. Richard Mered­ith, Li­mak Con­struc­tion’s Project Di­rec­tor for the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port New Ter­mi­nal II project. “Fi­nally open­ing our doors to trans­fer the suc­cess, ex­pe­ri­ence, and knowl­edge we have gained through our projects world­wide, we look for­ward to work­ing with two of the top-tier uni­ver­si­ties in Kuwait and Turkey to grow Kuwait’s talents to­gether.”

Li­mak’s sup­port for fe­male en­gi­neers in Kuwait is part of the com­pany’s greater re­gional ef­forts to add per­ma­nent value to Kuwait’s so­ci­ety by sup­port­ing education and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fields of con­struc­tion, en­gi­neer­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture, and project man­age­ment. The ‘Kuwait’s En­gi­neer Girls Pro­gram’ stems from Li­mak and Kuwait Univer­sity’s Gen­eral Co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment signed on May 8, 2017.

Es­tab­lished in 1976, Li­mak Con­struc­tion is a 100 per­cent owned sub­sidiary of the Li­mak Group of Com­pa­nies and a world­wide leader in build­ing and man­ag­ing state-of-the-art in­fra­struc­ture projects. The Group op­er­ates in over 17 coun­tries with more than 50,000 em­ploy­ees and across var­i­ous sec­tors, in­clud­ing tourism, ce­ment, en­ergy, in­fra­struc­ture, air­port man­age­ment and op­er­a­tions, port man­age­ment, food and avi­a­tion.

KUWAIT: The Na­tional Bank of Kuwait (NBK) re­cently in­au­gu­rated the first course of its 2017 sum­mer train­ing pro­gram for stu­dents aged be­tween 14 and 21 years.

KUWAIT: Li­mak In­saat Board Mem­ber Ebru Ozdemir and the Dean of the Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Petroleum at Kuwait Univer­sity Ab­dul­la­teef Al-Khu­laifi sign agree­ment to em­power fe­male en­gi­neers.

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