Initially, the Impact Programme will be rolled out in APM Terminals Bahrain at the end of September. It will implement global training standards for such things as teaching methodology, and assessment criteria, not to mention for updating or creating new training programmes.
“The majority of our facilities have the same needs and requirements when it comes to training – the Impact Programme will ensure that we are consistent in our training methods across all our facilities and operations,” says Carlos Teixeira, Global Operations Training & Development Manager at APM Terminals.
Local investment, local impact
As Costa Rica’s largest-ever private infrastructure project, the terminal project in Moin is the biggest employment opportunity the underdeveloped Limon region of the country has seen for decades. While approximately 700 people will benefit directly from the training and jobs created by APM Terminals Moin once it is fully operational in 2018, expectations are that the indirect benefits will also be significant.
“The training, jobs and economic activity that the terminal will stimulate will help to lift this part of the country. I also think that it will have another impact,” says Lisbeth Thomas, Head of Human Resources at APM Terminals Moin.
“The children and young people in these communities, where jobs are rare, will see their parents and their neighbours learn new skills as they help to build and subsequently work at this state-of-the art terminal. I think that will be inspiring for them.”