Successful events help Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council reach out to key stakeholders

Published March 15th, 2010 - 09:34 GMT

Held During January and February, Tawdheef and Emiratisation Employer Forum, two of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council’s (ADTC) most high-profile events have proven to be more successful than ever before, providing the Council with a platform to engage with employers to establish strong relationships serving Council goal in achieving a full and sustainable Emiratization.  

Held for a fourth successive year, Tawdheef – The Recruitment Show, Presented by ADTC, took place from 2-4 February 2010 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.  This year’s event brought together more jobseekers and employers than ever before, with over 20,000 visitors and 65 exhibitors from the private and public sectors. Surveys conducted during the three day event showed that the main goal of employers participation is announcing of vacancies at different management or technical levels. ADTC’s members visited the private and public exhibitors within show to communicate with them after closing the show for classifying the vacancies and matching them with jobseekers capacities. In spite of these efforts by Council, the response of the participated employers was under expectations, which in his turn, forming another challenge for Tawteen and requiring coordination with participated employers to find solutions to recognize the jobs opportunities offered by exhibitors in employment shows generally.

During the three day event, a total of 81% were visiting Tawdheef for the first time.  Almost 60% of visitors were attending the event in order to find a job, 33% looking to change careers.  In other hand, 500 jobseekers participated in group career counseling sessions hosted by ADTC, aimed at providing a brief overview to the most important tools and tips to find a job.  1300 jobseekers were registered for the first time in ADTC’s database.

Held on the 25th of January and under the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, ADTC’s Emiratisation Employers Forum provided a platform for the Emirate’s business leaders to share their Emiratisation experiences and discuss how the creation and implementation of such policies can best support Abu Dhabi’s future economic development.

In total, 130 representatives from private and public companies participated in one of the five industry-specific workshops: tourism & travel, finance & banking, energy, manufacture and creative sectors, that explored sector-specific growth prospects, human resource and skills needs, and appropriate levels of employer engagement and Government support.

Referring to the two events, H.E. Abdullah Al Darmaki, General Manager of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, stated “The vital contribution of ADTC in two of largest employment shows during 2010 have led to such a great successes and provide a full and sustainable employment for all Emiratis in Abu Dhabi as the “Emiratization Forum” called the employers to engage with their experiences to achieve general policy ensuring Emiratization according to Abu Dhabi government in this regard.  I would like to personally thank all those jobseekers who displayed their ambitions by attending Tawdheef – making the most of this one-of-a-kind event.”  He continued, “The Emiratisation Employers Forum was a success thanks to the many private sector business leaders that participated actively in our discussions and workshops.  We aim to continue to build on the success of these two events throughout 2010, emphasising the Abu Dhabi Government’s continued support for events and initiatives that promote Emiratis and the vital role they play in the future of our economy.”

And confirmed on ADTC role in Emiratization by saying: “ADTC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turret Middle East, aimed at ensuring Tawdheef’s position as Abu Dhabi’s leading recruitment event is maintained and increasing the number of job opportunities available at the event.

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