AlBayt Mitwahid, Sandooq Al Watan and Al Khayarat Foundation launch ‘Jousoor initiative to nurture skills of youth – Updates

ABU DHABI — AlBayt Mitwahid, Sandooq Al Watan, and Al Khayarat Foundation, announced today the launching of Jousoor initiative, which aimed at developing the skills of Emirati students and prepare them for careers in the private sector.

Dr. Ahmad bin Abdulla Humaid Belhoul AlFalasi, Minister of State for Higher Education; Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Chairman of Al Watan Fund, and senior officials, attended the launching of the initiative.

The initiative represents an ideal model for effective partnerships to create the right environment for young professionals to integrate into the private sector. It targets university students from the UAE – new graduates and graduates who complete their studies at local universities or outside the country with a high degree of competency. Jousoor serves as a strong catalyst for developing their career skills to explore opportunities in the private sector.

Dr. AlFalasi stressed the importance of collective contribution to the development process. He said that competitiveness is an integral part of the UAE Plan and therefor, the highly qualified and well educated youth of the UAE need to be developed and encouraged to join the private sector.

Lieutenant General Tamim said, “The initiative is an example of the partnership of the public and private sectors to train national cadres to start a career path equipped with the right qualifications and skills for achieving success. It will provide the basic elements that enable students to integrate into the labour market and support development projects with the required competencies. It also allows us to identify the best national talent and develop their capacity for serving as active contributors to advancing sustainable and integrated development.”

Saif Al Qubaisi, Chairman of Al Bayt Mitwahid Association, expressed delighted to launch the third edition of Jusoor. He pointed out that the program aimed at by developing the basic skills and abilities required for students in the private sector and providing them with practical experience through their direct contact with institutions. To enhance the capabilities and skills of national cadres.

Najla Al-Midfa, Founder of Khayarat, said, “Khayarat is proud of our collaboration with Sandooq Al Watan and AlBayt Mitwahid for the Jousoor initiative, to help young Emirati students and graduates achieve their full potential. This constitutes an important part in achieving a better future by encouraging Emirati youth to take up rewarding careers in the private sector.”

Al-Midfa explained that Emirati youth are the foundation of the UAE’s future, and that the outcomes of this collaborative effort will undoubtedly have a positive impact on students and private sector companies. Khayarat looks forward to continuing this successful partnership to contribute towards the development the nation’s human capital.

Jousoor will be an important step in increasing the participation of highly skilled Emiratis in the private sector. It will contribute to enhancing the skills of university students and strengthen their awareness of careers in the private sector.

The initiative will be implemented in several stages, which will contribute to the development of their competencies, performance, productivity and creativity. It includes an internship programme and workshops by leading private companies, where participants learn practical skills that contribute to their success to career development.

The initiative’s strategic partners include major local institutions and universities as well as the Emirates Youth Council, UAE embassies abroad and leading local and international companies.

Source: Emirates News Agency