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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG), a group of institutes aligned with Abu Dhabi University, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Airways, the national Airline of the United Arab Emirates, to boost bilateral cooperation in human resources and administrative development and training.
The aim of the MoU is to establish a framework for future collaboration and the nature of the joint activities between the two organisations in the field of career guidance and recruitment services including leadership, languages and general work skills development.
"ADUKG strategy is aligned with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 which aims to make the UAE among the top five global economies in the near future. ADUKG, as a leading provider of education and training solutions in the UAE, is equipped with an understanding of the requirements of the local market and can be an essential contributor in producing quality workforce to the market and human resources," said Dr. Ahmed Badr, Chief Executive Officer, ADUKG.
"We are committed to provide Etihad with the education and training in different areas of Scientific and Applied Resources that will drive the economic development and success of Abu Dhabi," he added.
According to the agreement, ADUKG will support Etihad in various areas to build successful future careers in the field of aviation. These areas include achieving Etihad Emiratisation recruitment strategy, carrying out research into areas of common interest, enhancing the skills and productivity of staff that will promote success in Etihad, delivery of English courses, leadership and vocational programs adapted for the region. They will also collaborate on how to raise the profile of both organisations within the UAE and GCC regions, and participation on national and international projects.
Ray Gammell, Etihad Airways' Chief People and Performance Officer, said: "Our partnership with Abu Dhabi University and key state institutions will greatly assist us in further improving our training and development program for our UAE national staff.
"As the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, we are dedicated to supporting and developing young UAE nationals, both men and women, insuring they are ready and prepared to take on senior roles at Etihad within the UAE and in our outstations across Etihad's expanding network."
This agreement will open the door for general opportunities for mutual benefit including but not restricted to staff development, research projects and consultancy activities. These opportunities are in cooperation with networking efforts to promote the reputation and services of each institution.
Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG) has been created to be the united face of a new and growing collection of knowledge orientated institutes and entities. These organisations are dedicated to offering wide-ranging training and development solutions across the UAE and the region. ADUKG looks to provide a single venue for all of the specific training and development needs of businesses, government institutions and individuals.