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The UAE has introduced the 'Industrialist Programme' as a groundbreaking initiative to bolster local capacities and promote Emiratisation in the industrial sector. This program, resulting from a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis), focuses on upskilling national cadres and facilitating their access to skilled positions within the industrial sector.
Empowering Talent and Driving Emiratisation
The primary objective of the MoU is to empower talent, foster skill development, and create job opportunities for UAE nationals in alignment with the National In-Country Value (ICV) program. MoIAT, MoHRE, and Nafis will collaborate to implement strategic goals, enact legislation, and establish specialized programs, aiming to strengthen the workforce and enhance Emiratisation.
Partnership for Industrial Growth and Competitiveness
The signing ceremony witnessed the participation of distinguished individuals such as Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology. The MoU was formally signed by high-ranking officials including Omar Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of MoIAT; Ahmad Yousuf Ahmad Al Nasser, Assistant Under-Secretary of MoHRE; and Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary-General of Nafis.
Supporting Industrial Competitiveness and Enablers
Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber emphasized MoIAT's commitment to collaboration with various government agencies, institutions, and the private sector through the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology. Leveraging the enablers and incentives provided by the National ICV program, MoIAT aims to propel industrial growth, increase competitiveness, and generate high-quality job opportunities for Emiratis in the private sector. The Industrialist Programme, as an integral part of the National ICV program, plays a pivotal role in expanding the availability of skilled jobs for UAE nationals.
Upskilling for Technical Excellence
Omar Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of MoIAT, highlighted the Industrialist Programme's potential to train national talents, equipping them with the skills necessary to excel in technical and specialized positions. The program will align national training programs with factory requirements while reflecting the commitment of ICV-certified companies to Emiratisation.
Enhancing Collaboration for National Talent Empowerment
Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary-General of Nafis, stressed the importance of collaboration between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council in launching the Industrialist Programme. This initiative aims to train and upskill Emirati talents for industry and technology jobs, seamlessly linking Emiratisation requirements with ICV certification. The collaboration between government entities strengthens initiatives empowering national talents in the industrial and advanced technology sectors, which play a crucial role in creating employment and training opportunities for Emiratis and driving sectoral growth.
Driving Emiratisation in Future-Oriented Sectors
Ahmad Yousuf Ahmad Al Nasser, Assistant Under-Secretary of MoHRE, commented: “Sustainable industries and technology sectors are a priority within the Emiratisation policy, as they are among the vital sectors that are capable of taking in our young Emirati talents who wish to contribute to shaping the UAE Centennial 2071. The UAE continues to encourage innovative sectors with high added value, new and sustainable production mechanisms, and support and empower young national talents to take the initiative and contribute effectively.”
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