EMCOR Facilities Services Group Ltd (EFSG) has signed a strategic partnership with the International College of Engineering and Management in Oman, aimed at creating sustainable facilities management in the Middle East through the development of local talent in facilities management (FM) education for regional under-graduates.
Under the agreement, EFSG’s support will include, but is not limited to, sponsorship programs, work placements for students, and expert speakers, as some of its initiatives.
The agreement which was signed by Christian Roberts, CEO, EMCOR Facilities Services Group Ltd and T. Madhavan Kutty, Managing Director, International College of Engineering & Management, Oman, is in line with the EFSG’s objective of creating a sustainable FM model for the Middle East, and is part of EFSG’s ongoing strategy to support the development of local and regional talent for the FM industry.
The partnership aims to promote the development of local talent in the FM industry throughout the Sultanate. In particular, this agreement will provide students the opportunity to gain first -hand experience from EMCOR Facilities Services experts during seminars, and the opportunity for outstanding students to receive summer work-placement opportunities with EMCOR Facilities Services throughout the Middle East. In addition, EFSG will provide support to the College in the form of case study material, library books and awards for outstanding achievers.
“Our partnership with the International College of Engineering & Management reiterates our commitment to creating a sustainable FM Model for the Middle East. With the increasing demand for facilities management expertise created by the booming GCC real estate market, we believe that the growing market is in need of well educated and trained graduates, capable of meeting the challenges of this exceptional growth, as more clients recognize the advantages of implementing an encompassing FM structure to ensure that facilities operate to their specifications and client expectations,” said Christian Roberts, CEO, EFSG.
“We are looking forward to immersing the students within our rapidly growing operations in Oman. Our close collaboration with the region’s leading universities and colleges is part of our corporate philosophy, which entails the pursuit for growth, not only for our business but also for the FM industry as a whole,” added Roberts.
Licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education in Oman and affiliated with the University of Central Lancashire in the UK, the International College of Engineering and Management is backed by an excellent reputation and superb learning facilities. Having built a reputation synonymous to the highest level of quality assurance that is characteristic of British universities; the College’s students are registered with and receive their awards from the University in the UK.
“This sponsorship from one of the best Facilities Management companies in the world is an excellent tribute to the College and to our FM course. The students will gain great benefit and will be well prepared to be the future leaders of the major construction and property projects which are blossoming throughout the Middle East. There will be massive employment opportunities for well-qualified students from the College, and the support from EMCOR Facilities Services will add a professional and an international dimension to their development. This sponsorship is good news for the College and its students and it is good news for Facilities Management in the Middle East,” concluded Professor Norman Burrow, Principal & Dean, International College of Engineering & Management.
About EMCOR Facilities Services Group Ltd:With an annual turnover of over 100 million US$, EMCOR Facilities Services Group Ltd (EFSG) provides total facilities services and property management solutions throughout the Middle East. Headquartered in Dubai, and with over 1,000 staff throughout the region, EFSG has operations in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, KSA, Oman, and Qatar.