Najah education and career fair opens

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Najah education and career fair opens

Career fair to bring together students, parents and employees in the public and private sectors, as well as professionals who are mentors and alumnae.

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Published: Wed 29 Oct 2014, 11:29 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:50 PM

Student visitors at the Abu Dhabi University pavilion on the opening day of the Najah Education Training and Careers Exhibition in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. — Supplied photo

The Najah Education Training and Careers Exhibition 2014 that opened on Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, saw a host of prestigious universities and leading companies speak directly to fresh graduates seeking more information about potential careers in various fields.

The three-day exhibition (from Oct 28 to Oct 30) is held under the patronage of Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, to bring together students, parents and employees in the public and private sectors, as well as professionals who are mentors and alumnae, with the purpose of exploring the best study opportunities and sharing the latest teaching methods, locally and internationally.

New programmes announced

Utilising its presence at the three-day exhibition, the Abu Dhabi University announced that it will be implementing 36 new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and initiatives this academic year.

The new programmes to be implemented include Bachelor of Law in Arabic, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Law in Arabic, and the Bachelor of Mass Communication in Arabic.

Commenting on the importance of participating in the three-day exhibition, Dr Nabil Ibrahim, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, explained that the university always looks forward to the annual exhibition as it serves as a platform of communication with prospective students and their parents.

ADFSC to hire fresh graduates

The Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Centre (ADFSC) also revealed that it will be hiring a minimum of ten fresh graduates before the end of the year. The organisation will be increasing its recruiting efforts in 2015 in line with national Emiratisation plans and scholarships would be on offer for outstanding candidates.

Rashed Abdualla Al Qubaisi, Human Recourses and Administration Director for ADFSC, said: “We currently have positions open in technical and commercial services, all of which are important positions t hat help farmers grow and market their produce. Other office-based support roles are available in human resources, customer service and more,” said Al Qubaisi.

ADFSC technical services works to improve farming practices, resulting in higher production levels and better quality crops, whilst conserving the country’s environment.

Candidates applying for open positions can submit applications at ADFSC’s booth at the Najah 2014 and suitable candidates may be hired immediately.

ALHOSN returns to Najah

Another leading university of Abu Dhabi, ALHOSN University, also launched its pavilion at Najah 2014 yesterday.

The university, which is sponsoring registrations at the exhibition for the second year in a row, recently earned extensions on its accreditations for different programmes from the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a US accreditor of college and university programmes in applied sciences, computing, engineering and technology.

The university’s internationally-qualified teaching staff have been instrumental in guiding students across different areas of study and imparting their comprehensive academic knowledge to them.

Dr Munther Momany, Vice Chancellor and CEO of ALHOSN University, said: “At Najah 2014, ALHOSN University offers various educational programmes, with numerous employment opportunities available to students after the completion of undergraduate or postgraduate studies. The overall employability rate among our fresh graduates in 77.9% and is far higher than our peer institutions’ average, according to the 2014 Abu Dhabi Pilot of the Graduate Destination Survey by the Abu Dhabi Education Council with additional oversight from the Centre for Higher Education Data and Statistics in the UAE Ministry of Higher Education.”

ALHOSN will be at Stand G10 in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Prospective students can explore and discuss their options with representatives from the university, while discovering what public and private career opportunities are open to them.

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