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LEORON Institute and BAE Systems SDT enter a Memorandum of Understanding: Professional Development as per Saudi’s 2030 Vision Remains a Focal Point

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - May 18, 2017LEORON Institute, one of GCC’s leading training providers, just signed a MoU with BAE Systems SDT, a Saudi subsidiary of Britain’s BAE Systems, one of the foremost multinational defense, security, and aerospace companies. 

The MoU, which was signed at the beginning of the CERTX International Conference and Exhibition for Professional Certification, have committed to a partnership in providing globally certified programs in Management and Leadership, Project Management, Corporate Finance, and HR Development.

Arben Jusufi, general manager at LEORON, was keen on the idea that a recent collaboration will help the region’s professional growth. Moreover, Jusufi added, the strategy aligns with Saudi’s 2030 objectives.

“By signing this MoU between BAE Systems SDT and LEORON PDI, we’re pleased to state that we’re paving the way for the forthcoming growth of professional development in the region, aligned with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives. Our partnership will strengthen the presence of certified programs in management and leadership, project management, corporate finance, as well as HR development. Subsequently, our collaboration here at the CERTX conference should give an extra push to this effort.”

Starting this October, the two institutes will be offering some of the leading programs in the aforementioned fields, such as PMI’s project management courses and CIPD’s HR programs.

“We’re very excited to enter this agreement with BAE Systems SDT. This partnership will not only benefit our mutual interests as training providers, but also build a strong learning platform to high number of professionals in need of high quality international certification programs. Our joint offering will include programs by international institutes such as PMI, ILM, CIMA and IIA, as well the renowned CIPD programs in KSA. We are looking forward to a successful start,” stated Dr. Khalid Al-Tawil, board member at LEORON.

An alignment with Saudi’s Vision 2030 seems to be a focal point for both Institutes. BAE System’s CEO, Dr. Abdulatif Al Shaikh reconfirmed this.

“We all in Saudi Arabia share the same dream which is the Kingdom’s vision 2030. That is why we need to overcome the challenges we used to face before. Training should not be treated as a reward and that was one of the biggest challenges. Government entities put high budget for training but they did not accomplish the equation. That is why; it ended up with no benefit. However, with the drive and the objectives of vision 2030, we became more able to specify this right equation which is mainly providing the right training at the right time for the right person with the right certification. I believe that both public and private sectors are fully supporting that,” said Dr. Al Shaikh.

Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which its founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into the dominant training institute that offers a comprehensive set of training and development solutions.

Today, LEORON is globally recognized as one of the leading educational providers of American and International certification programs.

ABOUT LEORON: LEORON’s training programs offer a comprehensive suite of knowledge that is accredited by relevant industry institutions. Locally accredited by KHDA and TVTC, whereas our list of global partners includes APICS, APMG International, AFP, IIA, ASQ, PMI, HRCI, IFMA, IABFM, CAIA, CISI, GARP, IACCM, ILM and many more.

To learn more about the LEORON PDI or how you can become involved in LEORON certification programs in your city, please contact Gent Mehmeti at gent.mehmeti@leoron.com or visit LEORON’s website at www.leoron.com

ABOUT BAE Systems Saudi Development and Training (SDT) – BAE SYSTEMS SDT was first established back in 1994 as part of the Saudi Economic Offset Program. The company is committed to supporting the unique potential of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through our world class training, development and capability solutions.

Delivering a range of internationally-recognized accredited qualifications, we are rapidly expanding our portfolio of training and development packages to deliver unique solutions that offer long-term benefits to the Kingdom’s industries and people.

To learn more about the BAE SYSTEMS SDT please go to www.baesystemssdt.com or contact us at sdt.info@baesystems.com.

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