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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

“Tawteen 360 Student Forum” Concludes its Proceedings in Fujairah with the Participation of 2600 Emiratis

“Tawteen 360 Student Forum” concluded its proceedings today Wednesday in Fujairah in the presence of HE Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, and with the participation of 2600 Emiratis including university and high school students.


“Tawteen 360 Student Forum” concluded its proceedings today Wednesday in Fujairah in the presence of HE Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, and with the participation of 2600 Emiratis including university and high school students.

The forum was held for three days under the patronage of the Education and Human Resources Council and organised by MOHRE in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and with the participation of 38 private institutions.

The Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, HE Sarah Al Amiri, stressed the close attention and keenness of the UAE’s wise leadership to empower young UAE nationals in accessing the necessary education opportunities which prepare them for future sciences.  This is why the government chose to implement an integrated plan which aims at improving education to fit into the UAE’s future vision.

In a panel discussion about future sciences, HE reviewed Sarah Al Amiri reviewed her first steps towards the different phases of education and learning and her enthusiasm to study computer engineering as well as her pursuit of scientific research in the discipline of space studies since it is the goal of the future.

Al Amiri called upon young UAE nationals participating in the panel discussion to recognise and appreciate the importance of the knowledge economy as a national imperative based on activating positive energies and anchored in the human mind, education, as well as different fields of scientific research. She also pointed out the importance of encouraging young people to practice continuous learning as a powerful opportunity to surmount knowledge-related challenges.

The discussion panel was marked with the contribution of Dr Omran Al Hammadi, Head of the Department of Scientific Data at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), and Dr Reem Al Gurg, Assistant Professor in Health Policy at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Throughout their three-day participation in the forum, the students received 237 opportunities of summer and field training provided by 21 private companies which conducted 3434 interviews; as a number of students were interviewed several times. They also participated in the forum’s activities by going on a journey with six stations which offered 105 activities comprising 30 career guidance workshops, 45 training workshops and 30 awareness and inspirational campaigns dealing with the success stories of national staff working in the private sector and with the participation of 25 speakers and 15 mentors and trainers.

In her turn, Fatima Al Houti, Assistant Undersecretary of Human Resources Development at MoHRE, said that the Ministry is adopting a new approach to the “Tawteen Initiative” in the private sector by launching quality initiatives which aim at raising awareness among Emiratis about the importance of working for the private sector as it provides promising job opportunities that fulfil their future ambitions.

She pointed out that, in accordance with the directives of HE Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Ministry is implementing a package of quality initiatives including direct outreach activities among university and high school students. The “Tawteen 360 Student Forum” comes under these initiatives which motivate students to access the labour market in this important sector.

Minister Fatima added that organising this forum is within the framework of “the National Programme for Career Guidance” adopted by the ministry in order to guide students and young UAE nationals and raise their awareness about the most significant advantages of working for the private sector. This is achieved by involving these Emiratis in training and qualification activities which provide them with career guidance and empower their skills and professional requirements needed to work in this sector.

HE the Assistant Undersecretary of Human Resources Development underscored the considerable interaction demonstrated by the participating national students with the forum’s training and guidance activities as well as their positive interaction with the private sector success stories told by national stakeholders. This reflects their serious attention to their occupational future and their eagerness to build their career plans and fortify them with training and knowledge.

In this context, the proceedings of the third day comprised six major stations which aimed at guiding, training and empowering UAE nationals to work in the private sector. At the station on “exploring talents” they took part in ten workshops for career counselling and assessment. These workshops enlightened the participants about the tools and skills of job interviews, writing a CV, as well as identifying their career goals.

At the training station, they participated in 15 training workshops on the code of conduct in the private sector labour market, its basic needs, as well as the skills of communication, cooperation, innovation and analytical thinking.

The station on raising awareness and inspiration comprised 8 sessions which allowed a number of young Emiratis to present their working experience in the private sector and provide an update about working in economic and strategic sectors, highlighting the advantages which the private sector provides to those who work in its institutions and companies.

Next edition of the forum is scheduled to be held in Sharjah during 10-12 March 2019.

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