National Career Exhibition 2019 gets under way on February 6 at Expo Centre Sharjah
National Career Exhibition 2019 gets under way on February 6 at Expo Centre Sharjah
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed
National Career Exhibition 2019 gets under way on February 6 at Expo
Jamal Al Jassmi: Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial
Services contributes to equip human resources and build competitive
competencies by offering free specialised training courses for UAE
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: 23 January 2019:
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al
Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the 21 st edition of the National Career Exhibition will be held from
February 6 to 8, 2019.
The Career Fair is organised by Expo Centre Sharjah in cooperation with the
Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies [EIBFS] with the
support of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This event is the
one-of-its-kind in the Emirate, offering employment opportunities for
graduates in the banking and financial sector.
The National Career Exhibition is an integral part of the UAE government’s
initiatives to successfully integrate national manpower into the UAE’s
workforce, particularly in the banking and finance sector. By bringing
together leading public and private establishments in the country on a
single platform over the last two decades, the exhibition provides
thousands of job and training opportunities for Emirati youth in line with
their education, skills and expertise.
The 21st edition of the Career Fair focuses on three main
themes: “Career Development, Training and Future Jobs”. The Fair is
expected to attract thousands of visitors from the UAE, both women and men,
to scout jobs offered by the participating public and private institutions,
as well as to acquire the skills of planning their career options in order
to achieve their personal goals and aspirations in the long term. The
exhibition also offers opportunities to sign up for specialised training
courses to be announced by the EIBFS.
Dr. Tariq Sultan bin Khadim, Member of the Sharjah Executive Council
and Chairman of Sharjah Human Resources Department
, expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al
Qasimi for harnessing all capacities and efforts to support, prepare and
train national human resources and enable them to work in different
sectors, whether governmental or private. Dr Khadim emphasised that this
will ensure the continuity and career growth of the UAE nationals in order
to support the process of sustainable development in the country, in line
with the best standards as well as local and international best practices.
He stressed that the strategies and plans of Sharjah Human Resources
Directorate [SHRD] translate the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan
bin Mohammed Al Qasimi in preparing a qualified generation capable of
taking responsibility and managing businesses in various sectors and facing
current and future difficulties and challenges. The strategies will also
help the aspiring UAE nationals to achieve the vision of His Highness to
provide a decent life for Emiratis graduates through employment in the
field of their specialisations.
He said that thanks to the vision of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, the
Emirate of Sharjah has created opportunities to attract national human
capital from different cities in the Emirate in support of social and
He added that the Government of Sharjah has set the roadmap for the future
of its national cadres, guided by the guidance and vision of the wise
leadership in enhancing the status of human resources as a pillar of the
integrated national development.
Bin Khadim added: “We are taking deliberate steps in promoting
Emiratisation policy in various economic sectors by increasing the
percentage of nationals in these sectors. SHRD is providing training and
guidance programs to motivate job seekers to work in private sector
He also stressed that the SHRD attaches great importance to the
qualification of job seekers through education and training tracks that are
in line with the needs of the labor market in light of the changes and
developments in the country. The qualification and training are the gate
for graduates and job seekers to enter the labor market, ensuring
continuity and job stability.
He added that SHRD is keen to strengthen partnerships with institutions
concerned with the development and employment of national human resources.
The presence and participation in the Career Exhibition is proof of
building and supporting partnerships among Sharjah government institutions
in supporting their young national human resources.
He said “Since the institutions and individuals of this society are
partners in working within one system serving the UAE, SHRD has harnessed
all its resources and energies to provide the highest quality of its
services to job seekers who represent the Department’s primary interest.
SHRD is developing strategic plans and initiatives in a comprehensive
framework for employing national human resources, in line with initiatives
supporting Emiratisation in the UAE
He explained that the SHRD platform will include departments and entities
of the Government of Sharjah and will receive requests of job seekers
wishing to work in the various business sectors in the country by providing
the immediate registration service in the electronic recruitment service of
SHRD, and will answer all their inquiries and guide them to the most
appropriate career path that provides a decent life for them.
The Career Exhibition will include educational and awareness workshops for
job seekers on topics of interest to them, most notably the ethics and
regulations of government work.
The aim of SHRD platform is to contribute time and effort to job seeker in
identifying the nature of the work in government departments and
institutions, and to create an ideal opportunity for job seekers to meet
with human capital departments in the participating entities.
He praised the efforts of Expo Centre Sharjah in organising this annual
event which aims at providing job opportunities for national cadres in all
sectors. He also praised the cooperation among Sharjah government
departments and institutions and their participation under the government
platform and their keenness to communicate directly with new graduates.
Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS
, expressed his thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin
Mohammed Al Qassimi for his generous patronage of the National Career
He pointed out that the exhibition is one of the largest events in support
of the efforts of the UAE government to nationalise jobs, highlighting the
multiple initiatives and achievements by the government entities
responsible for preparing UAE graduates to secure jobs in the private
EIBFS’s initiative to enhance Emirati youth skills
Jamal Al Jassmi announced that the EIBFS, through its strategic partnership
with the National Career Exhibition, will contribute in qualifying the
human capital and building competitive competencies, thus effectively
helping to build a knowledge-based sustainable economy. During the course
of the event, the Institute will launch a free training program for UAE
nationals to pass the IELTS, which is one of the most important skills for
those interested in working in the banking sector.
He added that the aim of the scholarships is to improve the national human
resources’ skills in the English language and to enhance their capabilities
in order to help them meet the challenges of future work.
Responsibilities of the banking sector
Al Jassmi stressed that the banking sector has an important role in
attracting and employing national human resources and investing in
developing these capabilities effectively and continuously to fill
positions with higher responsibilities and to focus on specialised
positions such as treasury, credit and risk functions.
He said that banks consider Emiratisation a positive initiative in their
interest, as well as in the interest of the country, pointing out that most
banks are currently pursuing several strategies to increase the number of
national staff in line with the government’s Emiratisation policy.
Efforts of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and Human
Resources Development Committee
Al Jassmi appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Human Resources and
Emiratisation and Human Resources Development Committee in the banking and
financial sector and their effective role in enhancing the participation of
UAE nationals in this important sector.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah said that the 21 st National Career Exhibition is one of the most important
platforms in offering and providing training, qualification and employment
opportunities for citizens – particularly in the specialised, technical,
administrative and other functions.
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