The Brickdam-based Business School has announced that having entered into separate agreements with two external academic institutions it intends to add two more training courses to its curriculum in the course of this year.
The School’s Director James Bovell told Stabroek Business in an interview earlier this week that it has concluded agreements with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the American Society for Quality (ASO) that now authorises the local institution to offer courses that are accredited by the overseas institutions.
Beginning next month, the Business School will offer two three-month CIM certifications: an introductory certificate in marketing and a Professional Certificate in Marketing. In June, in partnership with ASQ, the school will offer five ASQ courses that will enable participants to qualify as certified managers of Quality/Organisational Excellence, reliability engineers, certified quality auditors, certified quality technicians and obtain Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Courses will be taught by visiting lecturers.
Bovell told Stabroek Business that the Business School will be seeking to engage workplaces in the various sectors, both directly and through the various umbrella organisations, including the Private Sector Commission, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association with a view to ensuring that both business owners and their employees have access to these courses.
He said the courses would also be open to school leavers considering careers in the public and private sectors.
According to Bovell, the efforts of the Business School to secure accreditations to offer “quality training programmes” to local students are designed to ensure more effective access by employers and aspiring professionals to high-quality training in disciplines that are relevant to the country’s development.