SAUDI ARABIA: Bombardier Transportation has opened a Project Management Academy in Riyadh, offering a modular training programme to young Saudi nationals.

Aimed at recent university leavers and engineering or business professionals, the postgraduate course combines classroom teaching with on-the-job training. Students will also have the opportunity to get involved with international projects.

Local universities and a specialist training provider will help to deliver the course, the successful completion of which will lead to the internationally recognised Certified Associate in Project Management qualification. If the academy proves to be a success, Bombardier plans to open further establishments across the Middle East.