First Balfour University
First Balfour University (FBU) was envisioned to enhance and further develop the competencies of the company’s core business employees (CBEs).
First Balfour is continuously expanding its business and its growth is accompanied by a sudden growth in its manpower. Today, 70% of its total CBEs has been with the company for less than a year or two. With this in mind, FBU facilitates training programs that will ensure a solid foundation of knowledge and clear understanding of First Balfour standards.
This year, FBU will roll out basic, advanced and specialized programs. Among these are fundamental modules or 101 courses for both new and seasoned CBEs.
The Project 101 courses aim to broaden the understanding of the CBEs on basic business principles being used in First Balfour. Some of the courses that are included are Construction Business 101, Project Life Cycle 101, Planning 101, Cost Management 101 and Contracts Management 101.
In line with this year’s thrust of “excellence in execution,” FBU hopes that these courses will encourage its employees to perform effectively, continuously improve their skills and competencies, and contribute to First Balfour’s long-term success. (Mary Anthonette Pornobi)