Jobs drive gathers pace with Tanmia deal
Dubai, June 18, 2008
Tanmia, the National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority, has signed an agreement to boost Emiratisation in the aviation sector
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to boost employment opportunities for UAE nationals. Tanmia acting general manager Feddah Lootah and GCAA director general Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi signed the MoU.
“We are confident that this will result in the employment of several nationals in the UAE’s thriving aviation sector. The GCAA, being a federal body set up to oversee all aviation-related activities in the UAE, will be able to identify all available job openings for nationals within the various departments under its jurisdiction. Tanmia will leverage its resources to ensure that suitable candidates are given appropriate training,” Lootah said.
According to the terms, Tanmia will liaise with GCAA to identify its job requirements; perform job matching; nominate suitable candidates; work with GCAA to develop training programmes to meet competency gaps of selected candidates; liaise with GCAA to select appropriate training providers; jointly invest in training of selected candidates where required and agreed; provide adequate monitoring of any and all training programmes during implementation; and provide a mechanism for post-employment follow-up of job seekers.
The GCAA will provide Tanmia with detailed requirements specific to job openings, including job title, educational level and gender, for direct placement. It will also collaborate with Tanmia to identify skill gaps and design appropriate training programmes, in addition to providing post-employment feedback to Tanmia.
“This MoU is in line with our emiratisation strategy. Currently more than 49 per cent of the workforce at GCAA is made up of nationals, and we are certain to increase this percentage following the signing. We commend Tanmia’s efforts in maximising employment of nationals,” said Al Suwaidi.
The GCCA is a federal, autonomous body set up to oversee all aviation-related activities in the UAE, and to regulate civil aviation and provide designated aviation services with emphasis on safety and security and to strengthen the aviation industry within the UAE and its upper airspace. – TradeArabia News Service