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Microsoft announces 'Tomoh' initiative to accelerate employability, skills among Emiratis

Filed on June 23, 2020
Tomoh is a unique initiative designed to boost employability amongst Emirati youth by equipping them with globally recognised skills. - Reuters

MoHRE signs MoU with Microsoft to expand collaboration on upskilling Emiratis and accelerate employability.

Microsoft  announced the launch of Tomoh - a unique programme designed to empower Emiratis to pursue careers in technology.

Under the patronage, and in presence of Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources & Emiratisation, the virtual launch event was attended by senior officials and executives from both the Ministry and Microsoft, including participants who enrolled in the first batch of the 'Tomoh' programme.

Coinciding with the event, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between Ahmad Yousuf Al Nasser, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources Development and Sayed Hashish, General Manager, Microsoft UAE to expand collaboration on Emiratisation initiatives and contribute to enhance skillsets and employability amongst local talent of the country.

Al Hamli praised the Ministry's partnership with Microsoft and highlighted that 'Tomoh' will contribute to the efforts of empowering young citizens in increasing their competitiveness in the technology sector and lead to its rapid growth in the UAE, as guided by the vision of the country's wise leadership.

Al Hamliy said: "The initiative reaffirms Microsoft's commitment towards our Emiratisation efforts that are centred on developing partnerships between the government and private sectors. Tomoh is aligned with our strategic goals of Emiratisation as it provides appropriate training opportunities for citizens, whether students or researchers on the job, developing and honing their skills, and enhancing their employment opportunities in one of the world's leading technology companies."

With its mission to "Accelerate Emirati employability through direct hiring, internship, on the job trainings & digital skilling programmes", Tomoh will focus on three core pillars: Learn at Microsoft; Work at Microsoft' and Skill-Up Digitally.

Participants will gain the opportunity to get hands on trainings to harness technologies such as AI and IoT, as well as upskill in cloud, networking, Big Data, Data Science and Mobile technologies.

Sayed Hashish, General Manager, Microsoft UAE, said. "With a shared vision to support the government's emiritisation efforts, Tomoh is a unique initiative designed to boost employability amongst Emirati youth by equipping them with globally recognised skills. Together, we will empower local talent with technical specialties and work experience to pursue careers in both, public and private sectors."
- business@khaleejtimes.com


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