Tuesday 30 August 2016

Sheraa holds business skills workshop for 200 women

Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre), a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates, recently conducted a training workshop for young girls.  The workshop engaged with more than 200 students between the ages of eleven and eighteen at ‘Sh


IsDB-Gates Foundation drive backs women scientists

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have funded a new major regional programme to empower young Arab women scientists and leaders in agricultural research and development. Launched by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (


New plan to revamp UAE school education approved

A comprehensive new plan to overhaul public school education in the UAE has been approved by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The plan, developed by the Ministry of Education, aims to revise the cu


Most UAE professionals prefer to be self-employed

Seventy-three per cent of professionals in the UAE would prefer to be self-employed, due to reasons such as ‘personal fulfilment’ (50 per cent), ‘freedom to choose work-life balance’ (46 per cent), and ‘the ability to be their own boss’ (35 per cent), a repor


Ducab provides training for Emirati students

Ducab, the UAE-based leading manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, recently hosted its second annual professional training programme where Emirati university students received on-the-job training at the company’s facilities. The summer training initiativ


Mobily to train 6,000 Saudis in mobile sales, maintenance

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor and Social Development and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to train and support Saudi nationals to work in mobile sales and maintenance shops. According to the MoU, the telecom company would provide tra


Invita opens training centre in Bahrain

Invita Training Centre (ITC), an internationally accredited training services provider, was launched in Bahrain yesterday (August 23), reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


City Centre malls in Dubai offer scholarships

Ten lucky students will have the chance to win Dh50,000 ($13,612) in scholarships each, as part of    Majid Al Futtaim’s ‘Back to School’ initiative, in partnership with Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG). To participate, visitors can shop in participati


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