Project Description

PAAET Educational Complex

Better education for Kuwaitis

It is not a secret that education is a human need and not just an accessory to flaunt. Countries treat education differently. The Government of Kuwait has set solid emphasis on education. Their 1962 Constitution which stipulates that education is guaranteed and promoted by the State itself mirrors the conviction that education is a fundamental right of all citizens. Therefore, their education policy tries to give chance to all children, irrespective of their social status including children with special needs. In acknowledgement of the effort Kuwait made in this field, the UNDP in its 2018 report ranked Kuwait 56th on the Human Development Index.

The improvement of the Kuwaiti educational system might be attributed, to a great extent, to the riches that oil assets have brought to the nation and this complements the pragmatic policy of the government to give international standard education to all endeavoring Kuwaitis.

In line with this aspiration, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training or PAAET was established in 1982. This institution for vocational and technical training has two objectives: to provide and develop skills of the national labor force to meet the demands of a developing country and the other is to provide training to students to have career beyond the oil industry.

In 2015, SSH was awarded the contract for the design and construction supervision of the technology, business, healthcare and education complex located in the Jahra Governorate by the PAAET. The project covers a built up area of 230,000 sqm consisting of four educational clusters and administration buildings.

In 2017, SSH commissioned PTS to provide consultancy engineering services for this project particularly the preliminary mechanical and electrical modelling.

The campus was tagged to be the landmark along the western route to Kuwait City with high standard facilities and will reduce travel time for the increasing number of students in nearby areas.

PTS is pleasured to be part of this salient educational project which contributes to the social development of Kuwait.

Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
Client SSH International Consultant
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