[photopress:3gorgeslg.jpg,full,alignright]Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management & Technology has designed a program of which the first participants include 19 engineers and managers from China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC) — the company responsible for the construction of the world’s largest hydropower dam located in the Xilingxia gorge on the Yangtze River.
The four-month residency program was developed specifically for their needs.
Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, said, ‘Global energy security is the key challenge of our time. The Lally School of Management & Technology has developed a program for business leaders to explore and prepare to manage major energy initiatives. The executives from the China Three Gorges Project Corporation are working to develop the management skills needed to lead this enterprise, and the lessons learned will no doubt have global applications.’
David Gautschi, dean of the Lally School, said, ‘The China Three Gorges Project Corporation Program serves as a model that we can learn from as academic and business professionals, and the program developed by the Lally School allows for this kind of global exchange.’
Wan Qizhou, division chief of CTGPC’s Construction Department said, ‘The Three Gorges Project has been a learning experience for all those involved.’
CTGPC was founded in 1993 under the auspices of China’s State Council. The official construction of the project — it began in 1994 — has an expected completion date set for 2009.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the United States’ oldest technological university.