DP World, UAE Region launched its annual summer training program for students. This initiative forms part of DP World, UAE Region efforts to provide training opportunities that can enhance the capabilities of national students enrolled in various disciplines as well as familiarize the youth about the nature and requirements of ports work.
The annual program is expected to help in providing the labor market with qualified staff and employees possessing a significant understanding of the mechanisms and procedures adopted by many government departments and institutions.
On the occasion, Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, spoke on the importance of practical training in refining the skills of students and helping them acquire actual experience that familiarises them with the real work environment. These skills, he explained, direct students towards fields suitable for them in their higher education or their future work domain. Al Muallem also emphasized the port's aim of harnessing all its potential and capabilities to support student training programs as well as recruit outstanding students and prepare them for integration into the labor market.
The 27 trainees, placed in Technical, HRD, CFS, Commercial Trucking, Commercial, are treated as employees in terms of commitment, duties, responsibility in carrying out tasks entrusted to them, and using their abilities and skills to perform their assigned work.
The summer training that started 8 years ago, trained over 500 students, coming from Grade 10, Grade 11, High School and College students.
Al Muallem said: "We will continue our efforts to develop national human resources and allow male and female citizens to carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively, in line with endeavours aimed at balancing the labor market between citizens and residents. In this sense, we continue to cooperate and coordinate with private organisations and departments concerned with development issues and the recruitment of UAE nationals in order to achieve our common goals."
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