Batelco celebrates one year of successful E-Learning
Batelco Training Centre has celebrated the completion of one year of successful supported e-learning, with an award ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel & Spa on May 10th. Most of the 200 staff members who have completed at least one e-learning programme were present to receive their certificate from Batelco Senior Manager Human Resources Development, Kamal Al Bahrani.
Supported e-learning was introduced by Batelco Training Centre in May last year to offer all staff the opportunity to develop both personal and professional skills in a wide range of subject areas. The Centre provides the tools and information necessary for the interactive learning experience and monitors the progress of each student offering support and encouragement to ensure the timely and successful completion of each course. Upon successful completion, participants are invited to attend a classroom-based session to complete a blended-learning solution.
Batelco Chief Executive Peter Kaliaropoulos said that as an avid supporter of life-long learning he is proud of the Training Centre’s achievements over the past year.
“Success comes from two things, knowledge and application, and E-Learning lets us have information at our fingertips and provides the opportunity to apply that knowledge interactively at our own pace,” he said.
Batelco General Manager Human Resources & Government Relations Shaikh Ahmed Al Khalifa said that human capital is the most competitive advantage a company has and by supporting the development of staff the company will reap the benefits long term.
“At Batelco, we have planted the seeds for a tree of knowledge to create a knowledge culture where people self learn, and we are delighted to see that many of our staff are already reaping the benefits.”
Batelco has a wide range of Thomson NETg courses supplied by Kuwait-based Humansoft Learning Solutions, a leading regional e-learning solution provider in the Middle East.
Humansoft Learning Solutions Channel Development Manager Fady Abdul Khalek said that today Batelco is one of the top ten companies in the region who have successfully implemented e-learning in a very short time. “This is due to the vision and planning of the Training Centre and Batelco top management sponsorship,” he said.
Among the many advantages of e-learning is its cost effectiveness which enables Batelco to offer more training in a wider range of topics to a greater number of staff members and the flexibility which offers learning anytime, anyplace, anywhere.