A large number of high school and higher education
students, as well as national service recruits, have benefitted greatly from
the “Tawteen 360” Forum, which came as part of the ‘National Vocational
The Forum was organized by the Ministry of Human
Resources & Emiratization as part of its new approach, policies and
programs aimed at boosting Emiratization, and held in collaboration with UAE
Ministry of Education and the private sector.
The Forum comprised six stations, which were
focused on discovering potential, training students, increasing their awareness
and motivating them, as well as offering field training and education opportunities,
and the prepare them for future job market.
The training station comprised various workshops
aimed at arming students with job market skills and taught student how to utilize
them in their personal and professional life. It also included teaching
participants the skills required in self-employment and entrepreneurship, as
well as other characteristics to succeed in the private sector, such as
developing a positive attitude and traits.
In terms of helping students tap into their
potentials, the Forum sessions included career counselling and guidance to help
them identify which career paths best fit their preferences, job market
requirements and top sectors, in addition to helping them prepare for job
interviews and develop their resumes.
The awareness and motivation station showcased
success stories featuring men and women Emiratis working in the private sector.
During their speeches, the speakers discussed the importance of working in the
private sector and the benefits it offers, in addition to sharing their
personal experiences and how they were able to achieve success.
Meanwhile, in the future station, students learned
about forthcoming professions and career paths.
Last but not least, the education station, which
was managed by a number of educational entities and institutions from both the
public and private sectors, informed the student about available opportunities
and scholarships. Students learned about various majors and educational
programs offered by universities and colleges. The station also offered a
direct line of communication between students and academic advisors.
Fatima Al Houti
Under-Secretary of Human Resources Development
Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization