In the first of its kind initiative in the region, Jordan Insurance Federation (JIF) will offer employees working for local insurers free training courses next year, announced the Federation.
JIF’s 2020 training plan consists of 21 training courses which will start next January. The scheme will include providing complimentary passes for two employees from each local insurer for each course.
Mr Maher Al-Hussein, director general of JIF, said that this initiative follows the success which JIF’s 2019 training plan achieved at the local and regional level.
“The positive feedback we have received from the local and regional markets have encouraged us to launch this initiative. JIF courses have attracted trainees from various domestic and Arab insurance companies and other economic sectors. The training plans are also in line with JIF’s goal of enhancing insurance awareness and improving the level of the profession locally and regionally.”
In 2019, JIF offered training to 813 professionals including 727 from Jordan and 86 from other Arab countries.
In addition to the traditional topics, the training plan for next year will cover a wide range of subjects which have become increasingly important to the insurance industry, said Mr Al-Hussein. IT, claims management in general and medical insurance lines, pricing of motor and medical insurance, are some of the areas of interest.
In order to offer added value to the training content, JIF will cooperate with professional institutions including PWC and Tawfiq Gargour Group (authorised agents of Mercedes-Benz in MENA) to address topical fields such as HR issues, improving managerial skills,and the use of technology and social media to promote insurance.
Mr Al-Hussein stressed that the 2020 training plan and the new initiative embodies JIF's endeavour to consolidate and entrench its position as a regional training centre in the field of insurance.
In addition to the training programme, JIF will hold a number of complimentary workshop next year that address several topics in various branches of insurance in addition to financial topics of interest to insurance companies.