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ABB has opened its first regional learning centre in Abu Dhabi, which is set to become a hub for the firm's training, development and collaboration activities in the Middle East
The state-of-the-art learning zone, located in the HQ building in Abu Dhabi, will showcase ABB’s products, services and solutions, and will allow ABB to share its expertise in different technologies to customers, engineers and students.
“We are very proud to open this first of its kind learning centre here in the UAE, which will serve the whole region,” said Frank Duggan, head of global markets and region manager for ABB in India, Middle East and Africa.
The UAE Minister of higher education and scientific research, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, officially opened the new learning centre, from where ABB will offer more than 180 professional courses across multiple sectors led by 30 certified course instructors.
“On completion of their courses, engineers and operators will gain valuable knowledge which will in turn improve effectiveness and efficiency, helping ABB customers to increase productivity, efficiency and safety of their processes,” Duggan added.
The 1,000 sqm learning zone includes five training rooms with interactive whiteboards, an auditorium to accommodate 90 people and a digital display panel zone with an interactive augmented reality pod.
In addition to the courses on offer, there will be a range of demonstration equipment available for customers and students to experience for themselves first hand.
“We see this as our opportunity to collaborate further with the local community and to give something back,” noted Duggan.