HRD (Human Resource Development) International is a Joint Venture Company
created by the National Real Estate Company in Kuwait and GKN from the United
Kingdom. Its aim is to provide a range of Human Resource activities, which
assist businesses and organizations to achieve greater results in their
endeavours. The mission statement of HRD International Is: -
HRD International was created to service the Human Resource
needs of the Sultan Group of Companies including the National Real Estate
Company, PWC Logistics and the Sultan Center. From these early beginnings HRD
commenced working with clients outside of this Group in the private sector and
also with KPC. HRD has offered a range of managerial, supervisory, customer
service and other related programmes to these clients along with Human Resource
In 2002 HRD signed a joint venture agreement with the major
industrial group GKN, under the auspices of the Kuwait Government's Offset
GKN already part-owned the British Institute of Training &
Education. GKN employs over 44,000 staff worldwide, is one of the UK's top 50
companies, and brings to the joint venture a world class expertise in Business
Management, Technical and Industry Development as well as the support of a
large scale international corporation.
In 2002 it was decided to merge BITE with HRD International to
extend the range of services offered. BITE's traditional field has been English
language, secretarial and accountancy training.
All teaching staff are qualified to international standards and
the Institute is committed to providing high quality training services with
international accreditation across a broad range of business, commercial,
public sector and management fields. The Institute was the first private
training organisation in Kuwait to have been awarded the ISO 9001 certificate
for Quality Management. The rigorous standards demanded to achieve this
recognition guarantee our clients a superior service and professional
In early 2001 HRD progressed a Joint Venture with the
Maastricht School of Management to establish the Kuwait Maastricht Business
School (KMBS). HRD International has received preliminary approval from the
Ministry of Higher Education to proceed with this project. This will involve
Pre-MBA and MBA programmes being delivered in General and Strategic Management.
During 2002 HRD also opened an Enterprise Centre within Kuwait
Free Trade Zone to assist start-up businesses. This Centre contains 52 offices
within a three storey building which is fully serviced with a range of
facilities and assistance for local and international entrepreneurs.
During 2002 HRD achieved another notable
distinction. It secured a contract with the Civil Service
Commission to train Kuwaitis for Private Enterprise employment.