Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 16 October 2019

Crown Prince of Dubai reaffirms emirate’s commitment to 'job for every citizen'

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed described providing a decent way of life for his fellow countrymen as a top priority.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed (centre) chairs a meeting of the Executive Council of Dubai. Wam
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed (centre) chairs a meeting of the Executive Council of Dubai. Wam

The Crown Prince of Dubai has reaffirmed the emirate’s commitment to “a job for every citizen” as part of its Emiratisation programme.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed described providing a decent way of life for his fellow countrymen as a top priority.

Equipping Emiratis with the skills to thrive in the modern workplace has been a key goal for UAE rulers over recent years.

In May, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, launched a year-long initiative to hone the talents of the Emirati workforce and create an "economic engine" to drive the country forward.

Writing on Twitter, Sheikh Hamdan said: “Dubai Emiratisation Plan of Action has been adopted today in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, in line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals.

“Our strategic objective is “a job for every citizen” and we are able to achieve this.

“The provision of a decent life for every citizen is a top priority...UAE nationals have proven their worth in various fields and are proud of their achievements.

“During the next phase, we will identify the most important challenges and obstacles that have faced the process of Emiratisation in the past to overcome them.”

Earlier this year, Sheikh Mohammed rolled out the My Skills 12x12 campaign, aimed at arming Emiratis with new knowledge and expertise every month for the next year.

The wide-ranging programme focuses on 12 different skills needed to help cement the UAE as a leading player on the world stage for decades to come.

It was the first in a series of policies to fall under the Strategy for the Advanced Skills National Programme, approved by the UAE Cabinet.

Emiratisation efforts - such as employment open days and collaboration with private sector companies - provided 20,225 job opportunities that benefited 11,700 Emiratis last year, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Updated: September 23, 2019 08:51 PM

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