The agreement was signed during a ceremony held today by H.E. Ali Rashed Al Ketbi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, and H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chief Executive Officer of Tawazun.
The five-year agreement will be implemented in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates University.
Under the agreement, Tawteen will provide the UAE national candidates with the right profiles for the intended jobs as required by Tawazun, while the UAE University will develop the specific curricula for the training delivery to the selected candidates.
Tawazun will facilitate annual training for 60 Emirati job seekers in different disciplines through its Capabilities Development Department (CDD). After completing training, the trainees will be given the opportunity to work for Tawazun and its subsidiaries.
Following the signing ceremony, H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri said the agreement is inspired by the vision of the UAE leadership for developing human resources, improving capabilities and skills of UAE citizens and pursuing the culture of excellence. He described it as a key element in achieving excellence in the development of the human capital of the country.
“The signing of this agreement marks the strong partnership amongst Tawazun, UAE University and Tawteen and epitomizes collaboration among industry, academic institutions and public agencies,” he said.
“It also shows Tawazun’s long term commitment to vehemently contribute to speeding up the drive for Emiratization of workforce and to enhancing human capital in the UAE,” he added.
For his part, Mr. Ali Rashed Al Ketbi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, welcomed the collaboration with Tawazun Holding and UAE University in training and enhancing the skills of Emirati job seekers. He also emphasized the importance of uniting efforts to implement the provisions of the Agreement concerning providing suitable and sustainable job opportunities for UAE nationals in Tawazun and its subsidiaries, and assuming an active role in supporting economic development.
“The Agreement is based on a number of criteria and principles which the Parties are committed to,” added Mr. Ali Al Ketbi.
Under the terms of this Agreement, Tawteen will provide financial support and training for the job seekers in coordination with Tawazun in order to prepare responsible UAE manpower capable of supporting and continuing the journey to development and prosperity.
“Such agreements contribute significantly to the creation of a new and bright future for job seekers, and strengthen their sense of patriotism,” Al Ketbi also pointed to a previous fruitful cooperation agreement with Tawazun in 2010 where 50 Emirati women were trained and offered placements at Tawazun’s subsidiaries.
“Through the signing of cooperation agreements that are considered employment contracts,” Al Ketbi noted, “We at Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council seek to join efforts with various government, semi-government and private bodies and institutions in order to bridge the gap between market needs and available skills. These agreements intend to develop special educational and training programs for Emirati job seekers in order to improve their skills, knowledge and technical and professional competencies to suit the needs of modern economic activities.”
“Developing human Capital is the cornerstone for tangible economic development and diversification,” Hamad Khalifa Al Neyadi, Tawazun’s Chief Strategy Officer, pointed out.
“We are pleased to lend our professional expertise in offering world-class training services on various skills, including management, languages, financial analysis, IT applications, and soft skill,” he added.
Dr Yehya Al Marzouqi, Director, Capability Development at Tawazun, underlined Tawazun’s readiness to provide top line training services to UAE job seekers as part of the agreement.
He indicated that Tawazun would focus primarily on equipping trainees with the skills necessary for industrial manufacturing businesses for both systems and components.
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