Microsoft to upskill UAE nationals in new Emiratisation initiative
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Microsoft to upskill UAE nationals in new Emiratisation initiative

Microsoft to upskill UAE nationals in new Emiratisation initiative

Microsoft signs MoU with Dubai Government Human Resources Department under its Tomoh programme

Microsoft will offer internship and secondment opportunities at the company to UAE nationals, under a newly signed MoU with the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR).

The tech giant, under its Tomoh programme, will provide Emiratis with training and on-the-job skills by shadowing Microsoft employees as well as offering them professional certification courses to boost their careers.

The Tomoh programme seeks to boost UAE’s Emiratisation efforts and focused on three pillars: ‘Learn at Microsoft’ – that offers internship and secondment opportunities to UAE nationals and involves acquiring globally-recognised skills. ‘Work at Microsoft’ – an opportunity for Emiratis to pursue careers at Microsoft, either through direct hiring of experienced Emirati professionals or under the ‘Microsoft Aspire Experience’, designed for fresh graduates. Additionally, Skill-Up Digitally enrolls students, job seekers and entrepreneurs into a digital skilling programme enabled by the Microsoft Cloud Society.

“This partnership with Microsoft is focused on delivering world-class training to enhance the performance of UAE institutions,” said H.E. Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, director-general, DGHR.

“We are confident that this agreement will serve to further elevate the Emirates as a global innovation centre. The training and expertise provided to Emirati talent will enhance the skills of a future generation, cementing the UAE’s status as a diverse digital hub of creativity and innovation,” he added.

Read: UAE’s ADNOC Distribution trains 254 Emirati employees for leadership roles

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE described the initiative as a natural progression of Microsoft’s role in the UAE economic transformation journey in the quarter-century the company has been operating in the country. “We seek to deepen our contribution to the Emirati community throughout the 21st century, by empowering the next generation of young talent.”

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