ENOC Challenge and Masiraty graduates
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) hosted a graduation ceremony for the 29 participants of the ENOC Challenge and Masiraty programmes. Part of the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy, both initiatives are designed to enhance the participant’s professional and social skills.
The graduation ceremony was attended by senior officials from ENOC, Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development Authority and Rashid Paediatric Centre.
Organized by ENOC, in partnership with Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre in Dubai and the Community Development Authority, ‘ENOC Challenge IV’ is a comprehensive nine-month training programme that targeted individuals with special needs.
The selected trainees worked alongside mentors to enhance their computer skills and learned how to use Microsoft Office applications and customer care skills in addition to improving their proficiency in English and communication. Participants were also given an overview on the different facets of the ENOC business by working across different departments.
Through the Masiraty programme, launched by ENOC in association with the Ministry of Social Affairs in April last year, participants on welfare were encouraged to become part of the business workforce by providing them a four-month long training programme. The training was designed to build their skills, engage and motivate them, enhance their work ethics, and turn them into strong potential job candidates.
Her Excellency Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al-Roomi, Minister of Social Affairs said: “I congratulate the participants and wish them all the best in their future careers. I also congratulate ENOC for launching these CSR initiatives that strengthen the social fabric of the UAE and underlines the government strategy of integrating people with special needs and on welfare into the public and the private sectors.”
Addressing the graduates at the ceremony, Saif Al Falasi, ENOC Executive Director – Environment, Health, Safety and Quality and Corporate Affairs, said: “The ENOC Challenge and Masiraty programmes are central in our commitment to the UAE community, and are aimed at further empowering disadvantaged sections of the public to become part of the workforce. This in turn contributes to the social and economic welfare of the participants. I congratulate all the participants for the successful completion of the programme.”
Falasi added: “Both programmes are aimed to provide the participants strong insights on best business practices and help them launch a new career for themselves. It gives us great pleasure that some of them have already found jobs in the private and public sector in the UAE.”
Maryam Othman, Director of Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre said: “We thank ENOC for providing our students with the right environment, tools and education to help them become real professionals. We can see the progress that they have made since first joining the programme and we are very happy to say that some of them have already found jobs.”
ENOC has partnered with several governmental and non-governmental organizations to develop initiatives aimed at inspiring people to engage, develop and learn to build a healthy, educated and socially responsible community. Earlier this year, ENOC also launched the Tarabut initiative with the objective of engaging and encouraging employees to volunteer in social and environmental activities.