McDermott Middle East launched a specialized vocational training for students of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first group receiving the training is composed by 14 selected students, both in the Saudi kingdom and Dubai, Offshore Engineer informed.

According to Construction Week Online, the two-year course will provide job-coaching from McDermott’s engineering, fabrication, marine, supply chain, commercial, and safety divisions.

The company’s Vice President and General Manager for Middle East and Caspian, Linh Austin, said: “As one of the oldest EPCI [engineering, procurement, construction, and installation] contractors in the Middle East, we give back to the region and our local community by investing in the career development of our future generations.”

The program targets investing in human development by providing a solid understanding of McDermott’s operational functions. Furthermore, the training looks at supporting career growth by enabling students to implement the skills learned in the classroom at the actual professional environment.

Upon program completion, each student will be assigned permanently to work at McDermott in the position that best fits his or her abilities. The company’s investment in young talents aims to contribute with its success in the Middle East region.