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UAE telco du to enhance employees’ skillsets via alliance with Nokia

UAE telco du to enhance employees’ skillsets via alliance with Nokia

As part of the agreement, Nokia will carry out training and development programmes covering technology competence to du employees

Divsha Bhat
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du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a partnership with Nokia to enhance employees’ skillsets and accelerate efforts to drive talent development in the UAE.

As part of the agreement, Nokia will carry out training and development programmes covering technology competence and knowledge transfer to du employees.

The programme aims to increase the telco operator’s competitiveness, which will help accelerate a seamless transition toward new technologies. As for national talents and Emirati specialists in du, these programmes are designed to upskill and improve their knowledge and experience in the latest ICT technologies such as 5G, cloud, automation and digital leadership.

The programme will ensure that du employees at all levels are equipped with the technical knowledge and skills to respond to the increasingly complex challenges within the digital, technology and telecommunication industry.

Meanwhile, a broad spectrum of training and development programmes – including web-based training, workshops, events, demonstrations and practical experience – will offer flexibility to participants’ learning preferences. The programme is designed to equip du employees with the skills, confidence, and demonstrable abilities needed in today’s technologically competitive environment.

Furthermore, the specialised programme provides tailored access to the various Nokia global learning capabilities and centres.

Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO at du, said: “du is committed to expanding the expertise of our learning and development programmes. Our engagement with Nokia and subsequent training programmes are in line with du’s transformational ambition and are geared toward developing and enhancing our workforce. As a technological partner, Nokia will play a vital role in helping us attain Vision 2030 by elevating the UAE’s digital profile.”

Amr K. El Leithy, SVP, Middle East and Africa Market, Nokia, said: “The programme will help du nurture home-grown talent with global knowledge and world-class technical expertise. Nokia’s global learning and experience hubs around the world will provide du’s personnel the opportunity to learn and successfully perform in a fast-changing multicultural environment. As a global technology leader, Nokia is fully committed to helping du play a pivotal role in UAE’s human capital development.”

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