Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) strengthens its initiatives to implement the e-learning system as part of its steady march towards excellence and building up an integrated society based on knowledge. DEWA, meanwhile, takes into consideration attracting and bringing in the most up-to-date technologies and solutions and integrating them into its various e-operations. DEWA has launched several e-learning programmes including New Employees Programme, which includes Time Management and Pressures, Successful Work Team, Decision Making & Problem Solving, e-management intended to DEWA Middle Management Staff.
This initiative is accompanied by the process of personnel development, enhancing the level of job performance, and fine-tuning their skills using the best scientific techniques and methods, as it believes in the effectiveness of the learning system based on research and knowledge collection. As a result, DEWA has created e-learning programmes for its staff.
In this regard, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD & CEO of DEWA stated: “DEWA gives due care to its employees and developing their capabilities at workplaces in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. These directives stress the importance of paying great attention to manpower and providing them with everything necessary to raise their level of performance and job satisfaction. Also, DEWA strategy aims to encourage and develop its employees’ capabilities and provide them with all the necessary tools, courses and programmes so as to enhance all employees’ performance level and polish their skills in order to promote work environment”.
“DEWA’s initiative to implement e-learning system is regarded as part of its strategy to adopt the most state-of-the-art technologies either in services or in training its employees,” HE Al Tayer further added.
On his part Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Vice President – HR, said: “DEWA has launched monthly e-Courses including the monthly e-Training Programme, which aims to enlarge the scope of knowledge and educate all employees on e-Training System. Every month we present some e-courses in different administration-related fields to develop and enhance employees’ efficiency.”
“Applying and implementing the e-Learning system is considered an introduction that supports the process of training and development. This system is based on an essential component – Learning Management System (LMS), which is designed to help in managing, following up and evaluating training and on-going learning. Also, this programme enables users either administrators or trainees to benefit from the applications of the system depending on their own needs and requirements,” Dr Al Akraf added.
Dubai electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is one of the first Government Departments to implementthe e-Learning in work environment so as to enhance the efficiency and performance of its employees. This can be clearly seen through its march and accomplishments as it is always gaining world prestigious prizes in the field of excellence and quality. Consequently, it has established a very high position on the local, regional and international levels.