21 companies support training Emirati workforce of the future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2017: Five new global companies have signed up to be part of Jafza's Tumoohi programme that provides UAE Nationals with work experience and employment opportunities.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed a series of agreements with Michelin, Danube Group, Transworld Logistics, Conares and Al Dobowi recently bringing the total number of companies participating in the programme to 21.
The Five new companies join industry leaders such as P&G, Unilever, Proclad and Mars GCC, Nestle, GE and others to provide young Emiratis the specialised job skills and technical expertise required by the job market coupled with one-on-one mentorship from leading professionals in their respective fields.
Appreciating the enthusiastic response from Jafza's customers, Mr Bin Sulayem, said: 'It is very encouraging that another distinguished group of companies have decided to join Tumoohi, keen to help us train Emiratis and improve their chances of obtaining jobs that suit their aspirations.
“In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the initiative forges strategic partnerships between national and international companies. It creates more jobs in the private sector for talented UAE nationals and boosts the participation of youth in the labour market, creating new opportunities for them.'
Mr. Bin Sulayem added that the initiative will help integrate university education and vocational training and assist young people in developing their understanding of organisational culture.
Tumoohi, Arabic for ‘my ambition', helps UAE nationals increase their career development opportunities with positions that best suit their aptitude, specialisation and ambitions. The programme, developed by Jafza's Human Resources Department, aims to provide the next generation of entrepreneurs a range of appropriate skills and expertise to meet the future needs of the UAE and its diversified economy.
Trainees receives extensive guidance from experienced professionals helping them acquire valuable practical experience that will develop their future careers.
Training periods range from 6-12 months with a monthly salary with the possibility of employment in the companies they are placed in line with their abilities and the availability of vacancies.