Thursday, October 11, 2018
262 Emiratis graduate from Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization’s ‘Wajehni’, ‘Tamkeen’
The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization (MoHRE), has organized a graduation ceremony for first classes of its national internship and summer jobs training program, ‘Wajehni’, and ‘Tamkeen’ program.
Launched by MoHRE in collaboration with its partners, both programs aim to empower, train and provide employment opportunities for Emiratis in the private sector.
The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization, and Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education, along with scores of high-ranking officials from both ministries and their partners.
The first class of ‘Wajehni’ program saw the graduation of 114 Emiratis after completing summer jobs and internships with 11 entities, while the ‘Tamkeen’ program saw 148 local talents from across the country, graduate.
Held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, the graduation ceremony included a presentation encompassing graduates’ experiences with the ‘Wajjehni’ program, which coms as part of the Tawteen 360 initiative that was rolled out by MoHRE, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, a number of universities and the private sector, to provide summer jobs and internships for Emirati students.
The ceremony recognized graduates of the two programs, as well as participating companies and entities. Companies included Emaar, Dubai College of Tourism, Al Jaber Group, Union Co-Op, Al Ittihad Cement Company, du, Arabtec, Oracle, Bin Ladin Contracting Group, Axa Insurance and Total Tractebel Emirates.
By launching the ‘Wajehni’ smart app, which is available on both Apple Store and Google’s Play Store, MoHRE aims to connect students with summer jobs and internship opportunities. The app also provides support to academic institutions and counselors, in ensuring students’ readiness to enter the job market. In addition, “Wajehni’ offers private sector companies a platform to post internship opportunities and attract Emirati students.
Based on close collaboration between MoHRE and HTC, the ‘Tamkeen’ program aids Emirati job seekers who were unable to secure employment during career fairs organized by the Ministry, as part of the Qualitative Emiratization (QE) initiative targeting select sectors.
The program aims to develop applicants’ job skills and proficiency in English, in addition to basic IT skills to help them secure employment opportunities.
‘Tamkeen’ training is based on the results of evaluating applicants’ aptitude and capabilities, in order to determine their training needs and requirements, through a series of assessment tests. After which, a training plan is devised to address weakness areas, to help them increase their employability in target economic sectors in the UAE.