Training begins for students at Dubal

DUBAI — In line with the government's wishes to raise the standard of professionalism amongst the young UAE nationals, Dubai Aluminum Company Ltd. (Dubal), begun a two-month summer training programme aimed at orientating some 65 UAE students on the company's renowned methods of operation.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 14 Jul 2005, 10:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:39 PM

The two-month initiative, was undertaken as part of Dubal's continuing nationalisation drive to improve understanding of the aluminum industry's workings amongst young UAE nationals.

The students were selected from several schools and universities throughout the UAE, including: various industrial schools in Dubai and Sharjah, the Al Ain University, the Higher College of Technology and the American University of Dubai. Among them 20 were high school students and 45 were from various colleges and universities.

Saif Murooshid, director, Chairman's Office and General Manager, Human Resources and Organisation Effectiveness, said: "This approach is directly in line with the vision endorsed by Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Finance and Industry Minister and Dubal's chairman.

Shaikh Hamdan directed the company to implement this initiative in response to ongoing government plans, calling for the improvement of individual UAE nationals' skills, as a way of accelerating the prosperity of the entire nation. We also will use the training programme as a gauge to identify the brightest and the potentially more skilled amongst them. It is important to note that many previous summer students now have senior positions with Dubal.

Currently, among Dubal's executive management, 65 per cent are UAE nationals. This year our target is to recruit 135 nationals."

The training programme began with an orientation session, where the students were provided with a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of Dubal's major operations, including insight into their facilities.

Eventually, the training programme will include instruction on technical operations, as well as courses in administration.

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