ABMA Education recently visited Kenya and Zambia to launch the ABMA Education Learning Environment. The ABMA Education Learning Environment represents a new approach to qualification delivery that has employers in mind, helps to create professional work-based skills and is supported by a wealth of textbooks and exclusive resources.
The ABMA Education Learning Environment was launched in conjunction with the British Chamber of Business in South Africa, British Chamber of Commerce Kenya and Department for International Trade. It was presented to local, national and international employers, education authorities and recognised ABMA Education Centres.
In Kenya, we were extremely grateful to His Excellency the British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey, who introduced the ABMA Education Learning Environment and his speech highlighted how passionate learners in Kenya are for education and learning. In particular, the High Commissioner drew attention to the special links that ABMA Education had with businesses and employers and how this new innovative approach would bring great benefits to the dedicated learners in the region and to the region itself.
His Excellency the British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey’s speech can be listened to in full by clicking here.
In Zambia, we were also fortunate to have the British Deputy High Commissioner to Zambia, Andrew Hamilton, introduce the ABMA Education Learning Environment. Andrew spoke of how Zambia learners have a desire and thirst for learning and education. He spoke of the benefits of the ABMA Education Learning Environment and how ABMA Education’s new approach would help learners satisfy the needs of future employers.
Deputy’s High Commissioner Andrew Hamilton’s speech can be listened to in full by clicking here.
Following both of the introductions, Paul Roseveare, Head of Business Development, then went on to introduce the ABMA Education Learning Environment to all the attendees.
Paul spoke about the current approach to education adopted by many awarding organisations, the reason we need to take a new approach and why that approach is so important now. He then went on to highlight how the ABMA Education Learning Environment would support learner developments and how ABMA Education learners would benefit in the future.
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It was great to have so many employers, education authorities and ABMA Education Recognised Centres attend these events. Those that were disappointed to find the events fully booked can complete a contact form and we will be happy to provide details.
A list of example attendees:
Aggreko International Projects Ltd
Agri Experience Ltd
AON Kenya Insurance Brokers Ltd
Coffey International Kenya
Consumer’s Choice Limited
East Africa Cricket & Educational Foundation
Ernst & Young
Express Communication Ltd
Fourth Generation Capital Limited
Glen Edmunds Advanced Driving
Human Capital Synergies (HCS) Africa
Kenya Chamber Mines
Kenya Methodist University
Knight Frank Kenya
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Preferred Personnel Africa Limited
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
School of Petroleum Studies
Bank of Zambia
Bankers Association of Zambia
Going Places Tours & Travel
Hill & Delamain Limited
Intermarket Securities Limited
JPSM Innovations Ltd
Kansai Plascon Zambia Limited
Lusaka Securities Exchange Plc
Madison Finance Company Zambia Limited
Professional Life Assurance
Public Service Pension Funds
Diamond General Insurance Limited
Zambia Chamber of Mines
Villa Executive Lodge & Guesthouse
Africa Rentals & Travel
Zambia Bureau of Standards
Zambia Seed Company Limited
Zambia Cooperative Federation
Women and Law in Southern Africa
Zambian Breweries (SAB Miller)
Zambia Customs and Forwarding Agents Association
Customized Clearing & Forwarding Limited
After both events, we were overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback that we had, and continue to receive, and whilst it was impossible to talk to everyone individually, we continue to be in contact with everyone who has attended.
Employers were extremely positive with the concept of the ABMA Education Learning Environment, especially with regards to the soft skills which is built in to the new ABMA Education qualifications. Below is just a snippet of the feedback which we have received:
“Soft skills are mandatory for any employee to fit in an organisation”
“Soft skills are very valuable and are essential in meeting clients’ needs”
“If the new method of delivery is as good as stated then this is game changing”
“ABMA Education learners will have a cutting edge around the world”
“Soft skills definitely play the biggest role in employment and I think this new approach is really valuable”
An important aspect of the ABMA Education Learning Environment is the Exclusive Resources, which excited recognised centres and employers alike.
ABMA Education has now launched an eLibrary which allows learners and lecturers unlimited access to full text books specifically dedicated to each ABMA Education qualification, which can be downloaded in a way which suits the user. Not only that, ABMA Education is incorporating a new professional development section of the elibrary to assist learners develop useful and sought after skills whilst in employment. In addition to this, users can also access thousands of journals, articles, opinion pieces and real life examples through our Journal Database.
We are still receiving a great many emails and calls regarding the ABMA Education Learning Environment and how employers and centres can take advantage of the new approach and of course when this exciting new way of learning will be officially launched. Well, we are extremely excited to announce that this will be launch in the first quarter of 2017.
Should you have any questions or require any information please do not hesitate to contact ABMA Education by visiting our website, contacting us via Twitter @ABMAEducation or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.