Etihad ties up with Higher Colleges of Technology
Abu Dhabi, July 22, 2009
Etihad Airways has signed a MoU with Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in the UAE to provide its students with opportunities to develop skills for future careers in aviation.
The agreement supports the development of the UAE national workforce by providing students with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in aviation engineering technology.
“Etihad Airways has established itself as a leading global company and the partnership with the HCT will be mutually beneficial to both organisations and in the long term the UAE as a whole,” said Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister and chancellor of HCT.
At the forefront will be work placements by HCT students with Etihad that will take place during their courses. Specialist seminars and workshops in areas such as engineering, business administration, hospitality and human resource management will also be offered to the students.
“Etihad Airways is fully committed to the development of UAE national talent within the airline and this new agreement with the Higher Colleges of Technology will enable both organisations to achieve their goals which are to have a strong UAE national workforce,” added James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive.-TradeArabia News Service