Abu Dhabi: The UAE has launched a brand-new program called the “Industrialist Programme,” which aims to strengthen regional capabilities and boost Emiratization in the industrial sector.
The program is the result of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis). The Industrialist Program is a training initiative aiming to upskill national cadres and help them access skilled jobs in the industrial sector.
The MoU aims to empower talent, develop skills, and provide job opportunities for UAE nationals as part of the National In-Country Value (ICV) program. MoIAT, MoHRE and Nafis will collaborate to implement goals, legislation and special programs.
The signing was attended by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Ms. Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Omar Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of MoIAT, Mr. Ahmad Yousuf Ahmad Al Nasser, Assistant Under-Secretary of MoHRE and Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary-General of Nafis.
Areas of cooperation included in the MoU encompass launching the Industrialist Programme and developing a training program for Emiratis in cooperation with training institutes and the industrial sector. MoIAT will link factories together under this programme. A Special Emiratisation Committee will also be established under the umbrella of the National ICV program, with MoIAT as its chair, and MoHRE and Nafis as members, to ensure the programme’s goals are accomplished.
This MoU enhances MoIAT’s integration and partnership with MoHRE and Nafis, which aligns with MoIAT’s policies to promote, endorse, and encourage the industrial sector, strengthen the National ICV program, and boost the UAE’s attractiveness to investors.