Second Industrial Career Exhibition Launches in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (UAE), April 22 (ANI/WAM): The second edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition commenced today in the presence of Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology of the UAE, Ghanam Butti Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Emirates Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis), and Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT).

The exhibition, organized by MoIAT in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (Mohre), the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis) and ADNOC Group, runs from 9am to 4pm from April 21 to 23. The aim is to enable Emirati talent to join the private sector through quality employment and training opportunities at national companies and institutions.

The second edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition for Industrial and High Technology Jobs aims to create more than 800 jobs for Emaratis across more than 80 industrial, technological and service companies, in addition to training opportunities at some of the country’s leading training centers. For the first time, the exhibition aims to create 150 jobs for determined people.

In addition, the platform also aims to promote enablers and incentives offered under the National In-Country Value (ICV) Program, which supports supply chain localization and Emaratization.

The exhibition is organized in line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, Operation 300bn, the National ICV Program and the Make it in the Emaratis initiative to enhance the role of the private sector and national talent in the UAE strengthen. economic growth.

Empowering Emirati Nationals: 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 strengthening and upskilling Emirati talent and providing them with a wide range of job and training opportunities, allowing them to secure high-quality jobs and ultimately contribute to the national economy.”

“The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology is committed to working with Nafis and ADNOC Group, as well as government agencies and national companies to implement projects that improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of the industrial sector. The Industrialists Career Exhibition is an integrated platform that brings together companies, training institutions and Emarati job seekers with the aim of filling vacancies within local industrial companies.”

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

Al Suwaidi added: “We call on Emaratis to visit the exhibition, explore the wide range of jobs and take advantage of the training opportunities that open new horizons for development and employment. This initiative strengthens the UAE’s efforts to become a global center for sustainable development. and advanced industries, which are among the key strategic sectors contributing to the country’s GDP.”

Promoting Growth and Prosperity: Ghannam Al Mazrouei emphasized the importance of career exhibitions that specialize in showcasing jobs available to nationals in the industrial and high technology sectors.

He said: “The Industrialists Career Exhibition proved to be a great success in its first edition last year, providing hundreds of jobs to Emirati youth, as well as many training opportunities through some of the UAE’s leading training institutions.

“The Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council offers all training programs supported by the Industrialist Programme. This is done through the Nafis programme, a government-led initiative to enable Emaratis working in the private sector to develop their skills in line with international standards. “

He added: “We develop the technical and soft skills training programs in collaboration with industrial companies and training institutions. This role contributes significantly to improving Emiratization and economic sustainability in the country.”

Al Mazrouei praised the role of strategic partners in promoting Emiratization programs and commended MoIAT for launching initiatives that contribute to sustainable economic growth.

He added: “Developing the national economy by building partnerships between the public and private sectors is one of the key objectives of the Nafis program. The Industrialist is proof of these fruitful partnerships.”

Employment and Training Opportunities: Yaser Saeed Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of People, Commercial and Corporate Support of ADNOC, said: “ADNOC is committed to strengthening the national economy and empowering Emirati talent through the In-Country Value Programme. Our strategy includes more prioritizing Emiratization in major contracts and organizing career exhibitions to facilitate Emirati recruitment in the private sector to ensure sustainable employment opportunities for UAE nationals and promote their active participation in the labor market.

Furthermore, it enhances our operational sustainability and competitive advantage by supporting companies that effectively engage Emirati talent in tender evaluations. Working with our strategic partners, we have successfully deployed more than 11,500 Emirati talents into private sector roles across our supply chain.”

He added: “Through initiatives such as the Industrialists Career Exhibition, we continue to empower talented UAE nationals and contribute to promoting economic growth and overall prosperity of the UAE.”

Building on the first edition: The first edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition was held in October 2023. The exhibition welcomed 3,000 Emiratis and offered on-site interviews, training and recruitment opportunities. More than 73 companies and enterprises operating in the manufacturing and high technology sectors participated in the first edition, creating more than 500 jobs for the nationals.

It is noteworthy that an MoU was previously signed between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis) to work together to empower and to provide training employment to UAE nationals as part of the National In-Country Value (ICV) Programme. (ANI/WAM)

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