Dubal imparts job skills to students
Dubai, March 4, 2009
Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal) is providing workplace oriented training for Vocational Education Development Centre (VEDC) students since February 8.
The initiative, hosted jointly by Dubal’s national programmes and development department and technical training centre for the benefit of UAE nationals, will provide eight VEDC students with on-the-job work experience in a six-week programme.
Complementing the theoretical training received, seven areas of workplace exposure have been identified, namely: residential area; mobile equipment workshop, equipment repair shop, inspection and rigging, electrical workshop, AC maintenance and IT technical support.
The VEDC programme began on 8 February 2009 with a morning’s orientation for the purpose of introducing the students to Dubal and emphasising the importance of safety at work.
The agenda included a viewing of the Dubal corporate film, a briefing on the programme itself, a viewing of Dubal’s safety film, a presentation on workplace safety, and a plant tour. Then, after receiving their personal protective equipment, the students were despatched to their respective workshop areas. The students will be rotated after three weeks, so as to gain diverse experience.
“This initiative is integral to the activities conducted by our national development programmes and development department, which has an overriding mandate to increase the employability of UAE nationals through skills training and development opportunities, coupled with targeted recruitment activities,” said Marwan A A Mohammed, acting head of recruitment, organisation development department.
“By targeting technical students who are also potential recruits for our workshops, we are simultaneously addressing the organizational needs of Dubal,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service