Emerging technologies demand skills that can keep up, prompting organisations like CLC Africa to expand their horizons and adapt to the evolving landscape of the training industry. With this expansion comes a shift in recognition, positioning CLC Africa as a global training provider representing leading vendors in IT and business sectors.
So much so, they have strategically added Cairo, Egypt and Dubai, UAE, as preferred training locations stemming from a growing demand from delegates across Africa for diverse venues and a broader footprint beyond Kenya. “The expansion gives CLC Africa recognition as a Global training provider as we represent most of the in-demand leading vendors for both IT and business training,” said Aunally Maloo, Group CEO of Computer Learning Centre. This expansion expands their clientele in the West, East, and Central Africa (WECA) region with diversity.
What factors contributed to the selection of Cairo and Dubai as alternate preferred training locations for CLC Africa?
Opening our offices in Cairo and Dubai was necessitated by requests from African delegates. They asked us to offer alternative venues for training outside our home country (Kenya) and to increase our footprint outside Kenya as well as be a global training provider. Many vendors have also extended our authorisation to cover training in Egypt and UAE.
How do the new training centres align with CLC Africa’s overall mission and vision for regional and global impact?
We have been an established player in the training space for the last 25 years. Our mission and vision are to increase our footprint to better support our customers and vendors to grow the business and be seen as a global training provider. Our investment in setting up the new training centres also allows our client in WECA to choose training in preferred locations outside their home country.
Can you share insights into the challenges and opportunities encountered during the establishment of training centres in Cairo and Dubai?
The challenges were the regulatory approvals for establishing a training centre in these countries. The opportunities are equally huge as they give us and our existing and new customers a choice of learning locations. Both Cairo and UAE offer easy connections from anywhere in Africa, being away from the local office gives the delegates focus to achieve their learning objectives and gives them cultural exposure outside their home countries.
How does the expansion align with your commitment to supporting local companies and contributing to Africa’s competitiveness on the international stage?
We are in Africa for Africa. That is in our roots. However, we have seen global training companies coming into Africa without any local investment. On the other hand, we want to be seen as an African home-grown training company able to offer competitive training with our pool of local certified trainers and team and scale to a global level.