Dubai: The multinational logistics company DP World has partnered with Qureos, a marketplace for micro cohort-based learning communities and apprenticeships, to encourage Tumoohi, its training initiative.
The program, which began in 2016, is part of DP World’s continued attempts to promote the Emirati community and promote the UAE government’s initiatives to empower Emirati youth.
DP World intends to digitize the Tumoohi program by cooperating with Qureos, using the great power of technology to aid them in their objective.
Mr. Nabil Qayed, Director of People & General Administration, People Department, DP World UAE remarked, “The UAE is a storehouse of exceptional Emirati talents who can power the country’s economy. With that said, our leaders have been working to ensure a balanced dispersion of Emirati talent throughout the nation’s key sectors. The recent announcement of ‘Nafis’, a federal program to increase the number of Emiratis employed in the private sector from 2 percent to 10 percent as part of the UAE Projects of the 50, comes at a time when the economy can utilize the competencies of Emiratis. The initiative hopes to create 75,000 private-sector jobs for Emiratis with an investment of $6 billion (AED24 billion). In alignment with such measures, we have been tapping into the growing potential of UAE nationals with our well-crafted programs like Tumoohi. Through our partnership with Qureos, the Tumoohi initiative that has seen much success will be accessible virtually.”
“Our goal is to make it easy for young professionals to learn in-demand skills through live mentor-led cohorts and gain practical experience by working on remote paid apprenticeships from businesses alongside a dedicated mentor to ensure quality and timelines,” commented Mr. Alexander Epure, CEO of Qureos.
This alliance announcement comes after a six-month trial between Qureos and DP World, in which Emirati trainees were taught by industry trainers from PayPal and Cisco, resulting in effective on-the-job learning experiences for the selected trainees.
Now, Tumoohi provides placement opportunities in a range of fields, such as law, industrial manufacturing, logistics, FMCG, oil and gas, automotive, and healthcare. The program has received broad support from the public and private divisions.