Indian firms to train 50 UAE nationals

DUBAI - The National Human Resource Development and National Authority (Tanmia) signed an agreement with the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) yesterday to offer training to 50 UAE nationals for a period of 2 to 3 months with the view of recruiting them if they are found fit for the job at the culmination of the training period.

By Debasree S.

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Published: Sun 17 Aug 2003, 8:13 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:13 PM

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr Abdulrahman Al Awar, Director General, Tanmia, and Ismail Hukkawala, President of the IBPC, at the Tanmia headquarters in Dubai.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Al Awar described the MoU as a beginning of a strategic alliance between Tanmia and the private sector in the UAE, adding that plans were under way to strike similar agreements with the French, Dutch, US and UK business houses in an effort to have more UAE nationals employed in the private sector.

"These linkages will add value to the business sector and enhance our networking with them," Dr Awar said pointing to the series of seminars that are on the anvil to make the private sector more open to employing UAE nationals.

According to the terms of the MoU, Tanmia will offer Indian businessmen in the UAE an opportunity to choose 50 UAE nationals at various levels (school graduates, diploma, higher diploma and bachelor's degree holders) from a database and offer them training. At the end of the training, they will be given the option of employing them.

The stipend for the nationals during the training will be paid by Tanmia. They will receive training in the electronics, textile, accounting and finance and other different sectors.

The IBPC, which has more than 335 members engaged in business in various sectors in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is looking forward to motivating young UAE nationals to join its organisations.

Kiran H. Sangani, Secretary General of IBPC, told Khaleej Times that the IBPC was committed to train at least 50 UAE national during the next three months, and see at the end of the training if they can be employed permanently by the organisation. "We would like to encourage UAE nationals to join Indian business houses in the UAE."

According to the terms of the agreement, some of the UAE nationals might also be taken to India for training in various sectors. Tanmia offers training to at least 1,000 UAE nationals every year to prepare them join various crucial sectors like banking, telecommunications and retail tradings etc.

According to Dr Al Awar, next year with an increased budget, Tanmia is planning to train more nationals while at the same time keeping control over the quality of training.

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