AMMAN — The Middle East University (MEU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) in which MEU offers complementary courses in advanced management for the commission’s members. The MoU was signed by MEU President, Prof. Mohammad Al-Hieleh, and CARC Chief Commissioner and CEO, Captain Haitham Misto, in the presence of MEU Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Yacoub Nassereddin.
In his remarks, Dr. Yacoub Nassereddin announced that MEU intends to establish a specialization or a Faculty of Aviation Science in order to meet the needs of the labor market. He also highlighted the importance of initiating partnership relations with academic and public and private sector institutions. University President, Prof. Mohammad Al-Hieleh, commented that MEU will always be committed to its social responsibility. He said that the University is keen to cooperate with public and private sector institutions in the fields of training and expanding cognitive skills in ways that would serve the country and its citizens.
For his part, Captain Haitham Misto expressed his appreciation to the University, saying that this MoU would contribute to qualifying the Jordanian cadres to be engaged in the local and external labor market. He added that such cooperation would contribute to “moving the economic wheel in a way that would serve the interest of citizens and labor market in ways which would be compatible with the role of the Commission and its social responsibility and the policy of the Ministry of Labor to qualify the Jordanian workforce in order to replace foreign labor in the field of civil aviation.
Under the MoU, the complementary course provided by MEU will work to enhance CARC members’skills in all aspects of advanced management, including strategic planning, protocol and etiquette, communication skills, promotion skills, psychology, and behavior modification techniques. During the meeting, Prof. Talal Aburjai, MEU’s Vice President, briefed the attendees on the University’s message and majors. He also highlighted the services the University offers to its students in addition to the environment of the University that motivates students to innovate. The CARC’s Deputy Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Ibtisam Abu Al Sameed, also gave a briefing about the Commission’s role, vision, message and achievements..
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.