Ambassador of Spain, H.E. Miguel Moro Aguilar hosted a reception at the embassy on 18 May to honor newly graduated Kuwaiti engineers and architects who completed training in Spanish companies. The training was part of an ongoing program organized by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to support human development efforts in Kuwait.
The event was held in the presence of Kuwait Fund’s Director-General Marwan Abdullah Thunayan Al-Ghanem and representatives of participating Spanish companies in the training program.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ceremony, Al-Ghanem stated that the training program for engineers and architects enjoys great interest on the local level due to its significance in supporting human development of the national cadre in Kuwait. He added, “Since its launch, the program has sought to provide the participants with high professional skills that contribute to meeting local market demands in various fields, particularly in Kuwait’s private sector.” Since its launch in 2004 and up until September 2021, the number of graduates of the Fund-backed training program amounted to around 790 trainees.
For his part, Ambassador Aguilar stated that Spain valued the long-lasting bilateral relationship and close cooperation with the Kuwait Fund, adding the training program for newly-graduated Kuwaiti engineers and architects is “an example of good exchange between professionals from both countries, and is perceived as an effective contribution to strengthen and upgrade bilateral ties in the human capital development field.” He added that the successful outcome of the program is an opportunity to encourage other Spanish companies to join the training program.
Since its launch, around 10 Spanish companies have joined the training program, most of them from the engineering, construction, and architecture fields. Every year, an average of 10 interns have practiced their professions in some of those companies, as part of KFAED’s 13 month-training program.