GE increases investment in the Saudi Arabia’s local community
June 29, 2010 by GE
Over the last 70 years, GE has focused on the development of its presence in Saudi Arabia hand in hand with the growth and development of the country’s economy. As the country strives to become one of the top 10 most competitive nations, GE has aligned its plans to integrate itself into the local market and community, with a key focus on localizing resources.
To that end, GE has announced that it will add a training center at the site of the new GE Energy Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam. The new training center will bring GE’s total investment in the Dammam site to over $100 million. The GE Energy Manufacturing Technology Center site at Dammam is GE’s largest repair center of excellence worldwide and strengthens GE’s service capabilities in Saudi Arabia and the region.
By investing in this training center, GE is helping ensure that the best minds are trained to contribute to creating the right solutions for the country. The training center will offer the latest technology and managerial courses for college students, field engineers and other power industry professionals throughout the region. The technical education which will be offered at the center is viewed as key to providing young talent with the skills and qualifications to work with the latest advances in technology, quality and safety.
Other such initiatives include GE’s relationship with King Abdullah University of and Technology Science (that marks KAUST’s first private sector partnership) and tie-up with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals where GE conducts a seven month industrial training program.