Leading business services provider Transguard Group recently opened its new AED 3.8 million, 38,000 square feet Centre of Excellence, located at Dubai Investment Park (DIP), which is tasked with training 75,000 Transguard staff by 2020. Fully capable of developing Transguard’s expanding workforce, which surged past the 60,000 employee mark, the new facility will host training courses for up to 450 staff every day, with the centre expected to run a near-24/7 operation during peak business periods, to meet intense industry demand.
Commenting on the new centre, Greg Ward, Managing Director, Transguard Group, said, “Training and development at Transguard is more than just a vital management tool, it provides the foundation through which we create a motivated and passionate workforce who are inspired to continuously improve, grow their careers and in turn, provide the best possible service to our customers. With our new, purpose-built centre, we expect to train around 25,000 technicians every year, meaning our new Centre of Excellence will train 75,000 staff by 2020 – a significant number by any business standard. Our objective is clear, we want to create one of the most agile, educated and tech-savvy workforces in the region.”
Transguard has 39 trainers, team leaders, teachers, facilitators and specialists based at the centre. Over 170 courses will be undertaken, under nine key areas: Administration Skills, Hard Skills, Project Management Skills, Reporting Skills, Soft Skills, Software and Applications, Technical Skills, TG Leadership Skills and TG Management Skills. Additional courses range from Office Management, Document Control, Building Development and Critical Thinking, to Social Media Strategy, Team Building and Managing Safely.