Masdar to host first 'Green Jobs' expo
Abu Dhabi, January 5, 2013
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven, graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, is set to host the first-ever Green Jobs Fair in the UAE during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013.
Organized in collaboration with Reed Exhibitions, the inaugural Green Jobs Fair at WFES 2013 is dedicated exclusively to the renewable and sustainable energy sector, and will offer job seekers an opportunity to connect with potential employers at WFES 2013.
The forthcoming WFES and the inaugural International Water Summit (IWS) will be part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013. The events will take place from January 15-17, 2013 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Hosted by Masdar Institute, the Green Jobs Fair aims to identify ideal candidates to fill local and regional vacancies by offering fast-track career opportunities in the sector. It will also facilitate networking, as well as job and internship search and placement for participating students and young professionals.
With company presentations, career seminars and skills workshops, the fair will include programs designed to inspire, instruct, and advise on how to start a career in the highly-competitive renewable and advanced energy sector.
The Mena region has huge untapped potential for renewable energy, and with the UAE and other Gulf nations expected to invest heavily in this sector, the scope for job opportunities is high.
Maha Al Mansouri, the director of Human Resources at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, said, "Green energy is one of the new and fast-emerging sectors that requires qualified and adequately trained professionals. As an organization committed to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification, Masdar believes the right talent will help drive sustainable social progress."
"The jobs fair will bring together dynamic minds with progressive clean energy organizations, and we hope the interaction will facilitate talent-spotting and suitable work placements, laying the groundwork for the clean energy sector to thrive," Al Mansouri stated.
Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, the president of Masdar Institute, said supported by the UAE leadership, it has consistently contributed to knowledge and human capital development in the clean energy and advanced technology sectors.
"By partnering with our stakeholders to organize the Green Job Fair at WFES 2013, we aim to facilitate job placements for talented youth with the right skill sets. We hope the inaugural job fair will prove mutually beneficial to companies and emerging professionals in the green energy sector.”
Frederic Theux, the president of Reed Exhibitions, said, "One of the world’s largest gatherings in the renewable energy sector, WFES is a unique networking opportunity for potential employers and employees."
"The green job fair will be an online-and-show-floor feature at WFES 2013, providing industry-related career advice, creating job connections, generating awareness for local training institutions, and connecting companies with talented individuals," he added.
New to the WFES program, this career fair is a pilot initiative jointly sponsored by Mubadala, Masdar, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and HR Source Consultancy.-TradeArabia News Service