Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has officially unveiled the Mawaheb Talent Hub (Mawaheb).
Sheikh Khaled toured the state-of-the-art facilities and reviewed services provided through the talent ecosystem at the center. It is managed by the Department of Government Support (DGS) and the Human Resources Authority (HRA).
Around 7,450 citizens benefitted from 680 upskilling courses and workshops during the pilot phase, and 1,650 citizens were matched to roles in high-priority sectors.
Through programs including employment counseling, skills assessment, upskilling, and reskilling training, as well as job matching and job nomination support, Mawaheb prepares Emiratis for the Abu Dhabi job market.
Sheikh Khaled was accompanied by Mr. Ali Rashid Qannas Al Ketbi, in recognition of his previous role in planning and implementing the talent hub during his tenure as DGS Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Tamim Hisham Al Kuttab, Chairman of DGS, Mr. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Ms. Amal Nasser Al Jabri, Director-General of the HRA.
Mr. Ahmed Tamim Hisham Al Kuttab stated that, “The launch of Mawaheb aligns with our commitment to achieving the goals of Abu Dhabi’s broad development strategy for government services. Through the enhancement of specialized skills among UAE nationals, the facilitation of professional growth, and the provision of learning opportunities, we aim to refine expertise while fostering a culture of innovation. This has a positive impact on both the public and private sectors, contributing to the development of an exceptional pool of Emirati talent. These individuals are equipped with high-level skills and expertise and are well prepared to address the demands of the labor market.”
“The Department of Government Support reaffirms its commitment to nurturing Emirati talent and reinforcing their role in Abu Dhabi’s ongoing advancement, in line with the emirate’s strategic goal of developing a knowledge-based economy,” Mr. Al Kuttab further added.
Mawaheb’s core objective is to develop a pipeline of qualified UAE national talent, equipping them with the skills required to adapt to the swift and continuous shifts in the labor market. This, in turn, supports talent to achieve their career aspirations, as per the statement.