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Second Industrialists Career Exhibition begins in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, April 22, 2024

The second edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition (April 21-23) is under way in Abu Dhabi. It aims to provide quality employment and training opportunities with national companies and institutions to increase the role of Emiratis in the private sector, a report said.

The exhibition, organised by Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre), the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis), and Adnoc Group, was launched in the presence of Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Ghanam Butti Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of Nafis, and Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of MoIAT, Emirates News Agency, WAM, said.

The exhibition for jobs in industry and advanced technology aims to provide more than 800 jobs for Emiratis from over 80 industrial, technological and service companies in addition to training opportunities at some of the country’s leading training centres.

For the first time, the exhibition aims to create 150 jobs for people of determination.

Additionally, the platform also aims to promote enablers and incentives offered under the National In-Country Value (ICV) Programme, which supports localisation of supply chain and Emiratisation.

The exhibition is organised in line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, Operation 300bn, the National ICV Programme and the Make it in the Emiratis initiative to enhance the role of the private sector as well as national talent in the UAE’s economic growth.

Al Suwaidi said: “Under the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, the ministry is committed to boosting the growth and competitiveness of the national industrial sector through capacity building.

“This includes empowering and upskilling Emirati talents and providing them with a wide range of job and training opportunities, helping them to secure quality jobs and ultimately contributing to the national economy.”

He noted that the initiative aims to provide more than 1,000 new job opportunities before end of the year, including 800 jobs in the current second edition.

Al Mazrouei emphasised the importance of career exhibitions that specialise in highlighting jobs available to nationals in the industrial and advanced technology sectors.

“The Industrialists Career Exhibition proved a huge success in its first edition last year, providing hundreds of job opportunities for Emirati youth in addition to many training opportunities through some of the leading training institutes in the UAE.

“The Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council offers all training programmes supported through the Industrialist Programme. It does this through the Nafis programme, which is an initiative led by the government to enable Emiratis working in the private sector to develop their skills in line with international standards.

"Developing the national economy by building partnerships between the public and private sectors is one of the main objectives of the Nafis programme. The Industrialist is testament of these fruitful partnerships.”

Al Mazrouei said: “Adnoc is dedicated to bolstering the national economy and empowering Emirati talent through the In-Country Value Programme.

“Our strategy includes prioritising Emiratisation in major contracts and hosting career exhibitions to facilitate Emirati recruitment in the private sector towards ensuring sustainable employment opportunities for UAE nationals, fostering their active participation in the labour market.

“Additionally, it enhances our operational sustainability and competitive advantage by supporting companies that effectively incorporate Emirati talent in tender evaluations. We have successfully enabled over 11,500 Emirati talents in private sector roles in our supply chain, collaborating with our strategic partners.”

 

 




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