Career fair to boost Emiratisation

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Career fair to boost Emiratisation

Emiratis interested in developing their skills to become the nation’s future leaders can sign for up to three key programmes at Careers UAE 2013 which will begin today.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 30 Apr 2013, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:50 AM

A third edition of the Majid bin Mohammed UAE Nationals Training Initiative, which provides national citizens with the necessary tools to succeed in a competitive labour market, has been launched by the private office of Shaikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The announcement follows the declaration of 2013 as the year of Emiratisation.

Qualified Emiratis have three platforms to apply to. A Career Training programme will see Emiratis supervised by experts in the field for at least three months to develop essential skills to succeed in international and national companies.

The Workshops Training Programme will help UAE nationals develop specific skills in various disciplines in the fields of development and innovation, while the Events Training Programme will develop those interested in managing and organising leading events and initiatives held in Dubai in partnership with governmental entities and Maktoum’s private office.

Eight new partners have joined the initiative this year, including Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Zayed University, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Abbas Group, Union Cooperative Society, Serco Group, ABB and Al Jalila Foundation.

This brings the total number of partners to 21, representing some of the biggest local, regional and international companies across various sectors.

Director-general of the private office, Marwan Juma bin Beyat, said since the initiative started two years ago, it had provided “countless qualified individuals with the opportunity to excel professionally.”

“This is all in line with promoting the competencies of our citizens and endorsing Emiratisation in various sectors.”

Additional partners would help provide necessary managerial and leadership skills, ensure a qualified supply of nationals to the labour market, and expand the horizons of Emiratis “to allow them to become the nation’s future leaders,” he said. Nationals can register at the Pavilion of the Private Office during Careers UAE 2013.

An awards ceremony will also be held on May 1 to honour those who participated in the second installment of the initiative.

Careers UAE runs from April 30 to May 2 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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