The initiative complements the Ministry of Presidential Affairs’ (MOPA) Absher Initiative which was launched under the vision of His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayahan, President of the UAE and focuses on the training, development and recruitment of Emiratis.
Dolphin Energy signed a two stage agreement with MOPA in May 2012 to recruit 100 employees over a five year period to 2017. Today’s announcement represents the second strand of that agreement which will see hundreds of Emiratis equipped with the skills and techniques required for the modern workplace.
A signing ceremony was held at Tanmia’s offices to mark the occasion and attended by HE Nasser Butti Al Shamsi, Director General of Tanmia, Mr Ibrahim Ahmed Al Ansaari, General Manager, Dolphin Energy, UAE and Mr. Ali Al Sharid, CEO, Etisalat Services Holding.
Commenting on the collaboration, Mr Al Ansaari said: “This is an exciting initiative and in Tanmia and the Etisalat Academy we have joined forces with best in class operators that will help drive the success of the programme.
“It is important that companies like Dolphin Energy lend their support to programmes that support nationalization and partner with leading institutions for the benefit of Emiratis. This programme supports our nationalization strategy and complements existing efforts we already have in place that support, train and develop our local population through personal development.”
The new programme is on offer to those private and public sector companies that have signed up to the Absher Initiative and who have recruitment and training requirements.
Tanmia has been appointed by MOPA to organize these requirements and work closely with the companies to meet their needs. Tanmia will also source CVs and candidates to the same companies looking to recruit for specific vacancies.
Commenting on Tanmia’s involvement in the Program, HE Nasser Butti Al Shamsi, Director General of Tanmia, said: “We have a very important mandate to develop UAE Nationals so that they are ready to take on positions in both the private and public sector. We do this by establishing important strategic partnerships and in Dolphin Energy and the Etisalat Academy we have chosen two exceptional institutions. The continued growth in and diversification of the country’s economy means that there is an increasing requirement for UAE Nationals to participate in all sectors of the economy. This initiative will help companies driving that growth while supporting candidates on a personal, practical level.”
While Dolphin Energy will fund the programme the Etisalat Academy will harness the relationship it has developed with Tanmia over the years to provide the training modules which focus on four key areas. These cover English language skills, Preparing for future job requirements, Self development and Teamwork. Each module has been packaged in a way to provide support to existing employees who need additional development in Secretarial, Administrative, HR, Sales, Retail and PR roles or those looking to obtain those same skills before embarking on a career.
Commenting on the support provided by the Etisalat Academy, Mr. Ali Al Sharid, CEO of Etisalat Services Holding, said: “We are proud to be involved in this initiative because it gives us the opportunity to showcase our offering and provide the latest modules available in the market. It is a fundamental right of every UAE National to have a job and enjoy the benefits that flow from it. The Academy prides itself in preparing students with the tools required to develop successful careers and this programme will provide a foundation for UAE jobseekers to enter the workplace armed with internationally recognized certifications and the practical skills needed for the real world. We look forward to working with Tanmia and Dolphin Energy in this important programme.”
The first training sessions are slated to take place on June 16, 2013.
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