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Tuesday, October 06, 2020

MOHRE and Dubai Airports implement training programmes for qualifying Emiratis for the job market

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), Dubai Airports Corporation and the National Human Resources Development Fund (NHRDF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for co-operating in the fields of qualifying, training and empowering male and female Emiratis to enhance their presence in the labour market.

The signing ceremony, held recently at the Emirates Group Headquarters, was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, His Excellency Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and senior officials of the three entities.

“Emiratisation as well as upgrading the capabilities of Emirati human resources are a priority and a key part of Dubai Airports’ strategy in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed at finding a job for every Emirati and with the personal support and follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council,” Sheikh Ahmed said marking this occasion.

“We are pleased to sign the MOU with the MOHRE and the NHRDF in view of its great effect on qualifying, training and empowering UAE nationals, enhancing their presence in the labour market and upgrading their capabilities and training them in accordance with the global best practices,” he added.

“On this occasion, I call upon all Emiratis to contribute to shaping the future of the aviation sector and to select the majors and sciences related to this sector, which is considered one of the largest sectors at the UAE level in general and Dubai in particular,” Sheikh Ahmed said. The sector accounts for nearly 28 per cent of the emirate’s gross domestic product (GDP) and is consequently at the forefront of sectors capable of providing the labour market with thousands of important and unconventional opportunities and options, particularly those related to pilots and all disciplines of aviation engineering, he added.

Meanwhile, Al Hamli said: “The MOU paves the way for a strategic partnership among the three entities based on their keenness on playing their national roles in line with the recent package of Emiratisation decisions approved by the Cabinet led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under which the Emiratisation file entered a new phase based on the integration of roles and the partnership between the federal government and local sectors.”

Al Hamli valued the co-operation and great role played by the local concerned government entities in the Emiratisation file as this constitutes an unprecedented support for this file, which is considered as one of wise leadership’s national priorities.

Praising the efforts of Dubai Airports and its active contributions to the Emiratisation file as embodied in employing and training male and female Emiratis, Al Hamli valued at the same time the NHRDF’s support for the MOU.

Al Hamli stressed the importance of training and developing the capabilities of the Emirati human resources as well as qualifying them as required for the labour market jobs, as this constitutes a major stream in the Emiratisation file and a significant demand for enhancing employment opportunities and competitiveness.

The MOU was signed by Nasser Bin Kharbash, MOHRE Undersecretary for Emiratisation Affairs, Meshari Al Bannai, Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Development at Dubai Airports, and a NHRDF representative.

A set of specialised training programs is scheduled to be launched in partnership with the three entities to enhance the skills of Emirati job seekers registered in the MOHRE database in line with the skills required in the Labour market.

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