The HBMeU e-Career Fair was the first event of its kind to be organised and hosted by a university in the UAE
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), a leader in the field of e-Learning and quality management in the Arab World, has announced that 25 exhibitors and at least 965 registered users took part in the highly successful inaugural edition of the HBMeU e-Career Fair, held recently under the banner “Innovative Ways to Explore New Career Options”. The HBMeU e-Career Fair was the first event of its kind to be organised and hosted by a university in the UAE.
Authorities and establishments from both the public and private sectors participated as exhibitors of the HBMeU e-Career Fair, which provided a platform for electronic communication and interaction between university students and representatives of the exhibitors.
A total of 2,317 visits were registered by the e-Career Fair, which hosted electronic booths from HBMeU, Tamaiaz and Falak Tayyeb award, Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), Wasl, National Bank of Fujairah, Dunia, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, S. S. Lootah, Tanmia, DEWA, Dubai Courts, Dubai's Professional Trading Group, Index Conference & Exhibitions, Dubai Municipality, Dubai World, Economic Zones World, Dubai Autism Centre, Executive Solutions, DIAC, Zayed University, Institute of Management Technology – Dubai, BITS Pilani University, SZABIST University, and Higher Colleges of Technology.
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMeU, said: “The success of the e-Career Fair underlines the important role of information technology in creating exciting possibilities in the job market. The e-Career Fair provided an innovative solution for government and private sector entities to scout for potential employees and interact with university students without having to worry about huge costs or significant logistical challenges. HBMeU will build on the success of the e-Career Fair to develop more innovative solutions that will help improve the operational efficiency, productivity and performance of various sectors of the society."
For her part, Rehab Lootah, CEO of Tamaiaz and Falak Tayyeb award, said: "The e-Career Fair organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University was an innovative and unprecedented initiative among universities in the GCC. The Tamaiaz and Falak Tayyeb award has been conducting various activities of its own to raise awareness among students and new graduates about the award, its categories, as well as the opportunities that await the award's recipients. The e-Career Fair was definitely a conducive complementary platform that enabled us to reach out to our target audiences and be able to respond to the queries in real time. The success of the e-Career Fair certainly reinforced the reputation of HBMeU as a leading innovator in the use of advanced technology in the field of education and human resource development."
Marwan A. A. Mohammad, Head of Recruitment, Organization Development Department, Dubai Aluminium, added: “It was a great opportunity for DUBAL to be part of the first-of-its-kind e-Career Fair in the region. We are grateful to Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University for organising this event and for providing invaluable technical support and services during our participation at the e-Career Fair. DUBAL certainly achieved its key objectives during the event as it provided an opportunity for applicants to know more about DUBAL and the opportunities that we offer to UAE nationals. We are now looking forward to participating in the next round of the e-Career Fair. This activity surely serves as a great start to what we hope to be a long-term strategic partnership between DUBAL and Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University towards achieving our respective goals."
HBMeU is the first e-learning institute in the Arab World that was established with the vision to develop a new learning process through the implementation of learning practices characterised by flexibility, quality and diversity to strengthen self-leadership among learners and prepare them socially and academically for a future career through integration in the job market. HBMeU’s philosophy is based on vital methods that have been developed through extensive research and development by specialists from all over the world. These methods include offering high quality programs, supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning, promoting the freedom of information, reinforcing the culture of excellence and innovation and providing education for everyone in line with the highest standards of comprehensiveness and credibility. The university seeks to constantly identify knowledge needs, support research and development programs and create an outstanding environment for e-learning.