Maersk Training and Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), at Maersk Training’s offices in Dubai. The MoU is aimed at developing and launching a Centre of Excellence in Aqaba that will support the upskilling of Jordanian workers.
The centre will also seek to build international standard competencies in the areas of Safety, Leadership, Crisis Management, and logistics-related training. Maersk Training and ADC are aiming to start delivering initial short-term training programmes in 2023.
“By entering into this MOU with Maersk Training, we are setting a new milestone in the upskilling of Jordanian talents, mainly in safety and leadership, through the development of a Centre of Excellence in Aqaba,” CEO of Aqaba Development Corporation H.E. Hussein Safadi said. “The goal is for the Centre of Excellence in Aqaba to become a regional training hub that provides Jordan and neighbouring countries with highly skilled talents and industry leaders.”
David Skov, CEO of Maersk Training, highlighted: “Maersk Training, which has been supporting skill-building that enhances safety and operational performance globally since 1978, hopes to bring its international expertise in skill-building to cater to the specific needs of stakeholders in Jordan through the MOU with ADC.”
Mr Skov added: “Maersk Training has a global Centre of Excellence network in different markets, including Taiwan, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Japan, just to name a few. The collaboration with ADC will also become a part of this global network, which aims to support skill-building that enhances safety and operational performance across different industries.”
“With the support of ADC, we are keen to start delivering our training programmes in line with the market needs of Jordan,” Global Head of Growth and Strategic Projects Vijay Rangachari said. “This MOU will help us to kick-start delivery of specific programmes in the coming months, leading to larger agreements to expand the scope of services provided supporting the upskilling of Jordanians.”
In addition to providing training programmes based on industry needs, Maersk Training aims to develop specific innovative programmes that incorporate Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) training.