DUBAI, 27th April, 2018 (WAM) — Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, stated that the Student Forum, Tawteen 360, which provides students with information about career guidance, has become a national platform for empowering and educating students and the youth about the importance of working in the private sector, as well as its requirements and the benefits it offers.
“‘The private sector has a strategic option to recruit national human resources and has diverse and promising opportunities that Emiratis can seize to build a better career,” he said.
Al Hamli made this statement yesterday at the end of the two-day event, where he and Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, honoured its participants and sponsors.
The event, which was held from 24th to 26th April, was organised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, universities and the private sector, with the aim of creating an interactive platform for students and the youth that is based on the four key areas of vocational guidance, training, awareness and motivation, and linking participants to field training opportunities. It also aims to review the latest developments in the labour market and the best practices in human resources development.
The event celebrated the collaboration and partnerships that aim to create an enabling platform, to build the skills and capabilities of the youth, raise their awareness about key job market trends, connect them with role models, enable them to learn from success stories, and link students to internships and summer job opportunities in the private sector.
Four government authorities, 30 private sector institutions and over 3,200 secondary school and higher education students participated in the event, which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The students engaged in 137 activities, including 70 vocational training workshops, 17 knowledge lectures, 30 training workshops and 20 awareness and motivation sessions, with involved 24 speakers and 40 trainers from private sector institutions.
The forum is part of the national vocational guidance programme that was launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, under the framework of its policies and its new methodology to manage the country’s Emiratisation.