Al Salem Johnson Controls to provide several training hours to develop HVACR sector in Saudi
Under the supervision of Hameed Zubair, the senior management team at Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) established a Technical Training Center in 2003.
Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) has entered the specialized training sector in 2003, offering specialized technical training courses for service engineers, service technicians, and sales engineers as well as focusing on attracting young Saudis in Technical Colleges. The Company has succeeded in hiring a group of Saudi graduates from the Technical College in Jeddah, who subsequently were awarded graduate studies scholarships abroad. This also proves that the company continues to this day, its efforts to localize and nationalize the industry, which started almost 16 years ago.
Under the supervision of Hameed Zubair, the senior management team at Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) established a Technical Training Center in 2003. As the demand for specialized professional training increased, on September 10th 2006, which is considered to be the inaugural date of the training center, Zubair and his team started the preparation phase and the allocation of electromechanical materials, equipment and laboratories and e-training simulators to be part of the Training Center set up. The first successful technical training course was held in December of the same year. Since then, the training center has provided thousands of training hours to employees and clients alike.
On July 8, 2018, an official inauguration ceremony was held under the leadership of Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) CEO, Dr. Mohanad Al Shaikh to rename the Training Center after Hameed Zubair, in honor of his 20 years of exceptional service and his pioneering role in establishing the Training Center, which has contributed to significantly improving the performance of the company’s employees.
“Having been operational for the past decade, Hameed Zubair Training Center has gone a long way in qualifying the company's employees and clients”, said CEO Dr. Mohanad Al-Shaikh, “It added a strategic value to the company's productivity by providing our employees with the necessary tools and training, which is reflected in the quality of the company's business and its growth".
The Training Center offers two main training tracks. The first track is (The Direct Training Program), designed by the Center's employees and is subjected to the company’s policies and conditions. The second track is (The Co-Operative Training Program), which is offered in cooperation with the government and the private sector companies that are involved in national cadres training, such as Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF) or the on-the-job training program (Tamheer). The Co-Operative Training Program targets Saudi graduates from both Saudi and foreign universities whether they are new graduates or those who have previously worked but have not been registered in GOSI (The General Organization for Social Insurance) or in the Civil Service Bureau during the previous 6 months.
Moreover, the Training Center courses are divided onto two divisions: the first division is (qualifying training), which intends to qualify the Saudi technical colleges graduates. Under its framework, this course qualifies Saudi leaders, engineers, technicians, customer service agents, and sales agents. The second division is (specialized training), which intends to develop specialized cadres in various related sectors. In addition, the course offers training of clients in the HVAC-R sector along with training specialized cadres.
One of the recent achievements of Hameed Zubair Training Center is providing over 50,000 training hours during the last year. About 4,000 trainees from Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) benefited from those training hours along with the clients’ service engineers and technicians. The Training Center offered a variety of training programs, such as technical training, security and safety training, and various specialized skills in the sector.
Furthermore, Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) has succeeded, through its specialized Training Center, in the development of the HVAC-R sector in Saudi Arabia and qualifying national cadres, in line with the objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020 and the Vision 2030. The company also continues its support to the Saudi government efforts towards "localizing of industries and jobs".
On the other hand, Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) is keen to train its clients at their facilities or through its Training Center to ensure efficient operation and reduce the maintenance cost. Additionally, Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) is committed to the safety of the employees and facilities of its clients. Hameed Zubair Training Center, in cooperation with the various departments of Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK), held a number of successful specialized courses and workshops, with the participation of engineers and technicians from client’s companies across the Kingdom.