TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Centennial College has won a contract to develop
and manage a one-of-a-kind automotive training academy in Egypt. The
Toronto-based public college has an eight-year track record of
supporting local skilled-labour development in Middle East and North
Centennial will develop and implement a corporate training academy for
Ghabbour Auto (GB Auto), which will serve the career development needs
of more than 5,000 employees in the manufacturing, distribution, sales,
service and corporate administration divisions of this well-regarded
international automotive company.
"The development of skilled labour can help address the chronic
unemployment endured by young people in Egypt and in neighbouring
states by providing them with clear career paths in automotive-related
fields," says Mike Winkfein, Centennial's Director of Business
Development, Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Over the next four years, Centennial will manage the construction of the
4,000-square-metre GB Academy in Cairo, develop training paths for all
employee groups, implement a corporate learning management system,
develop curriculum, train faculty and deliver approximately 2,000
training days annually.
GB Auto employees who successfully complete the training will earn
certification. In addition, Centennial will train a GB Auto team to
assume management and support services for the academy in order to turn
over its operation to Ghabbour Auto at the conclusion of the four-year
GB Auto is a publicly traded company and Egypt's national distributor
for Hyundai, Mazda, Volvo Truck, Mitsubishi Bus and Bajaj Motorcycle.
It is the largest automotive/commercial vehicle retailer in Egypt, with
operations in Jordan and Iraq.
Centennial College, which operates Canada's largest transportation
technology training centre at its Ashtonbee Campus in Toronto, won the
international contract based on its ongoing success managing and
delivering automotive industry training and upgrading on behalf of
manufacturers and their dealers in the Middle East and North Africa.
SOURCE Centennial College
For further information:
Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications Officer, Centennial College, 416-289-5000, ext. email@example.com