Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Airline and Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (ETCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster collaboration. This will provide training opportunities at Emirates Airlines for Emiratis seeking employment within the aviation sector.
The agreement was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Mr. Ghannam Al Mazrouei, ETCC’s Secretary-General.
The MoU aims at enhancing cooperation between the two entities, specifically providing training opportunities for Emiratis registered in the “Nafis” program through the “Apprentice” program, one of the Nafis initiatives.
Mr. Al Mazrouei commented that “the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council, under the visionary guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen on creating diverse training opportunities across various private sector work sectors. This strategic collaboration with Emirates Airline reinforces this commitment, particularly in an economic sector as pivotal as aviation.”
“Through the MoU with our partners at Emirates, we aim to enroll a number of trainees annually in a six-month program within the training plan while providing annual training opportunities for the distinguished ones, qualifying them to obtain accredited professional certificates according to job fields and trainees’ performance to ensure more empowerment of Emiratis in the UAE labor market,” the Secretary-General added.
Emirates Airlines will offer practical training through state-of-the-art laboratories, operational workshops, and training sessions to hone personal skills. In addition, distinguished participants will be able to earn accredited professional certificates related to the aviation sector.
Emirates Airline further covers the training programs and study tuition for six months, while the Nafis program supports trainees’ rewards through the “Apprentice” program, following the annually approved plan and budget.