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Mauritius’ IBL launches Manser Saxon Training Academy to boost construction

Mauritius’ IBL launches Manser Saxon Training Academy to boost construction

This initiative of Manser Saxon is in line with the recommendations of the Skills Working Group, a joint public-private initiative, to implement the Youth Employment Programme. (Image: Company)

Mauritius’ construction sector continues to reel under the aftereffects of the global economic crisis and, to remedy this situation, Manser Saxon – an IBL group company engaged in subcontracting in the construction space – has launched the Manser Saxon Training Academy.

Through the recently launched training academy, the company is looking to enhance the skills of its team to become even more efficient and productive.

Thus, the training academy is expected to help Manser Saxon first of all to keep their teams motivated by giving them greater value-add, and secondly to increase their efficiency by sharpening their skills.

Besides the training centre is also a means to assure that appropriate training is dispensed to the island youth interested in the construction sector, to promote the development of necessary skills suited to the workforce.

“The local construction sector is still shaken by the repercussions of the world economic crisis, and companies operating in this industry should become proactive to remain productive,” Eric Hardy, General Manager at Manser Saxon, indicated.

According to Eric Hardy, the Manser Saxon Training Academy addresses not only the needs of its employees as but also of the general public which is interested in a career in the construction sector.

“Our trainings are also open to the general public because we think that it is very important to attract youth towards the construction sector. Not only is their interest in our industry waning, but we also realised that there is a huge gap between what we are looking for in term of skills and working culture, and what is available on the market,” he added.

This initiative of Manser Saxon is in line with the recommendations of the Skills Working Group (SWG), a joint public-private initiative, in order to implement the Youth Employment Programme (YEP).

This program aims, indeed, at facilitating the transition of young people to the world of work and at imparting to them the basic skills required by various sectors of the economy.

The institution, which is registered with the MQA, already offers a complete list of training courses.

Besides, to the technical trainings sessions in refrigeration, air-conditioning, electric installations, woodwork, and others, the training academy has added courses in communication, time management, performance management, fundamentals of employment law as well as trainings in supervision and team management.

The Manser Saxon Training Academy already has 20 trainees duly registered with competent authorities. Some of them are employees of the firm, because it is essential to ensure the exchange of know-how, rooted in the company’s culture.

About Manser Saxon Contracting Ltd:

Manser Saxon Contracting Ltd, which forms part of the IBL group, was incorporated in 1993 and is based at Riche-Terre at a huge industrial complex serving as base for its offices as well as several factories.

It offers a wide range of professional services and provides subcontracting in the construction field – products and services linked to woodwork, electricity, plumbing, air conditioning, industrial management (facilities management), among others.

With nine divisions based locally as well as a branch established in Dubai, Manser Saxon Contracting employs approximately 1,400 people.

Manser Saxon is also present in Seychelles through Engineering Services Ltd, a company recently incorporated and offering a wide range of representative services on behalf of various companies in the engineering sector of IBL.

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