Jafza, the flagship free zone of global trade enabler DP World, has launched a training programme to equip UAE nationals for positions in the metal fabrication industry.
The programme was announced by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, at the graduation ceremony of the first batch of trainees under Jafza’s Tumoohi initiatives.
Bin Sulayem attended the graduation ceremony along with DP World senior management and the heads of companies that are partners with Jafza in the Tumoohi programme.
Tumoohi, which means “My Ambition” is an initiative developed by Jafza to support young Emirati graduates and provide the next generation of entrepreneurs with a range of appropriate skills and expertise to meet the diverse needs of the labor market in the UAE.
It aims to achieve the desired integration between university learning and vocational training in a working environment that prepares Emiratis to join highly technical industrial companies, especially in the fabricated metal sector, learn on the job, and advance their careers in their field of specialization.
Bin Sulayem stressed the need to develop the skills of UAE nationals, and in fabricated metals.
"We will work closely with higher education institutions in the UAE, the Executive Council in Dubai and fabricated metal manufacturers to form an innovative training programme that meets international standards," he stated.
The programme will aim to enhance their professional awareness, hone their skills and improve their career prospects in the future, noted the top official.
“Dubai has the opportunity to increase its production of fabricated metals, especially through its current production of aluminium by developing the manufacture of finished and semi-finished aluminium products. This is in line with aims of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071, and the vision our leaders have for the country and its people,” he added.
Khawla Ali, the director of the Human Resources Department and general supervisor of the Tamoohi Programme, congratulated the graduates on completing their training and wished them success in their careers.
She underlined the importance the programme has gained among fresh graduates seeking to enhance their skills and benefit from the training offered.
"We have 23 agreements in place with local and multi-national organisations including Expo2020 and we intend to expand the programme next year to include more," stated Ali.-TradeArabia News Service