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October 2009
Nurturing expertise in the Gulf

Nurturing expertise in the Gulf

09 October 2009

Dennis Neitzel CPE - Director of AVO training institute, inc.

The Gulf is one of the world’s fastest developing economic regions, and has an insatiable need for expertise. This need is particularly acute in the electrical sector, where the rapid growth of the electricity supply infrastructure and the dynamism of the construction industry mean that skilled workers are always in short supply.

For many years, AVO Training Institute Inc, a Megger subsidiary with its headquarters in Dallas, TX, has helped to nurture expertise in the Gulf by providing electrical maintenance, testing, engineering and safety training for electrical technicians and engineers at customers’ sites.

In the summer of 2009, however, the AVO Training Institute set up a new dedicated training centre in Bahrain, which will allow it to provide even more support for the development of this dynamic region. As would be expected from an organization with an enviable record of leadership in the provision of electrical training, the institute has spared neither expense nor effort in ensuring that the new centre operates to the highest standards.

Dr Sadeq Yusuf Alabdulwahab, heading the operations in Bahrain holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Bahrain. A member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers, he also has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bahrain, and he is a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Working in conjunction with his colleagues at the AVO Institute in Dallas, Dr Alabdulwahab has put in place a comprehensive programme of courses for the new centre.

Initially, the courses available will include basic electricity, arc flash compliance, electrical safety for industrial facilities, electrical safety for utilities, protective device coordination, short-circuit analysis and electrical print reading.

In the near future, this range of courses will be expanded to cover further important topics such as substation maintenance, power transformer testing, circuit breaker maintenance and cable testing.

The courses have been individually developed on the basis of expert analysis, resulting in well-defined objectives that are relevant to current industry needs. Effective language, illustrations, supplementary materials and logical presentation sequence are integral parts of every course, which ensures that students leave with the skills and tools they need to do the job.

For further information please contact AVO Institute on 00973 17 720 286 or visit the website