UBT delivers double qualifications for students, graduates

The University of Business and Technology has launched a series of international professional programs for its students.
Updated 04 December 2016
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UBT delivers double qualifications for students, graduates

In line with its motto “Education for job opportunities,” the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Jeddah launched on Thursday a series of international professional certified programs addressed to its students as they move ahead toward their careers.
In addition to the academic degree, each department of the three University Colleges (College of Business Administration, College of Engineering and Information Technology, Jeddah College of Advertising) will have its own distinctive qualifying international professional certification.
The departments include accounting, finance, human resources, management of information systems, marketing, supply chain, industrial engineering, civil engineering, electronics and communication, computer engineering, information technology, advertising communication, advertising management, and advertising creative design.
Financially subsidized by the university and organized over the next two months, upon the successful completion of the requirements each participant will be entitled to the certificate awarded by the honoring international certification body, as well as to the fellow membership in those international bodies.
Amir Dhia, director of the UBT Continuing Education Center (CEC), stressed that this certification is a leading and competitive edge for UBT students to both academically and professionally qualify them for the job market. He stressed that these series of certification programs are open to UBT senior level and MBA students.
UBT Alumni may also enroll to update and upgrade their professional competencies, he added.


Flynas, KAIA gear up to serve pilgrims with a smile

Updated 22 August 2018
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Flynas, KAIA gear up to serve pilgrims with a smile

In cooperation with King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA), Saudi low-cost carrier Flynas has launched the “Smile for a More Beautiful Hajj” initiative. The campaign aims to motivate the airport’s employees from both the government and private sectors to establish better interactions with pilgrims and improve the quality of their job performance.
Employees who perform well in terms of providing services to the pilgrims, rapid delivery and friendliness, will be presented with free Flynas tickets to any local or international destinations.
The most deserving employees will be nominated through conducting unannounced tours during the arrival and departure periods, and analyzing employee interaction via surveillance cameras.
Essam bin Fuad Noor, director general of King Abdul Aziz International Airport, said that the initiative aims to urge and encourage the airport’s employees from both government and private sectors, to enhance the culture of smiling and hospitality.
He said the initiative is in line with the directives of the government, which is committed to supporting all such programs that serve the pilgrims. The program also enjoys “unlimited support” from the president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Noor added.
“Such initiatives will create positive impressions for pilgrims, especially because the airport is the first destination of most pilgrims. We trust the Saudi youth and their ability to create this positive impression and hope they will strive to carry out their duties in cooperation with Flynas,” he said.
Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Musained, director general of corporate communications and spokesperson for Flynas, said: “This initiative is part of our social responsibility to serve pilgrims and visitors by redoubling our efforts and helping pilgrims with a smile and distinctive service.”
Al-Musained added: “This initiative will motivate service providers at the airport to reflect the bright and honorable image of the Kingdom, of goodness and kindness, and highlight our authentic hospitality by providing pilgrims with amenities and warm gestures before they return to their home country with the best impression of the Kingdom, government and citizens. By doing so, this initiative will convey the authentic Arab and Islamic values in hospitality, and give pilgrims the most beautiful memories, as serving pilgrims is a great honor for every Saudi citizen.”
“Smile for a More Beautiful Hajj” campaign is part of Flynas’ “Your Smile” initiative.