Building careers in the international construction industry

13 May 2014

Khalid Abdul Rahim

Khalid Abdul Rahim

Construction and environment students are to explore career opportunities in the Middle East on a study trip sponsored by the KAR Construction Scholarship Fund.

Ten students will visit construction sites including Yas Mall and the expansion of Emirates’ catering facilities at Dubai airport, as well as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. They will join GCU alumna Amanda Forte for a guided tour of Abu Dhabi.

Tony Kilpatrick, Head of Department of Construction and Surveying, said: “This trip will be a fantastic opportunity for GCU students to see major international projects in a high-value, dynamic environment and the career opportunities open to them. Many of our students may not have considered working overseas before, but on the trip they will gain first-hand knowledge from people working in the region. Many of those they will meet are GCU graduates with wide international experience. We are extremely grateful to Khalid for his continued generous support in funding this scheme.”

The KAR Scholarship is supported by GCU alumnus Khalid Abdul Rahim, CEO of multi-million dollar construction company Cebarco Bahrain, and provides funding for international study tours, scholarships and prizes for construction students in the School of Engineering and Built Environment.