Employment and Training Opportunities discussed at the ZU Graduates Forum

11 Dec 2009

The ZU Alumni Affairs Office organized its 2nd Forum for graduates in all faculties and disciplines at the Convention Center at Dubai campus attended by more than 40 female graduates and families, as well as faculty and administrative members to unfold the strategic plan prepared by the University for employment and opportunities for practical training at leader bodies and institutions.

Dr Sulaiman Al Jassim, ZU Vice-President, said that the University is keen to establish a new administration for female graduates affairs which will be offering programs and strategies to provide opportunities for practical training and employment at public and private bodies and institutions and  enhance communication with the university graduates in various locations, whether academic or practical, in view of discussing their issues and achieve collaboration with their university's colleagues to exchange experiences and expertise, pointing out that the role of the university is not limited only to academic study, but the university establishes actions that contribute to the provision of adequate employment opportunities for graduates' specializations.  

Dr. Jassim stressed that the UAE is seeking to prepare its children from young cadres to work and contribute to the overall development plans and develop the achievements of the parents and grandparents. To add that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, under his wise leadership, as well as H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and their brothers, their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, are keen to provide all means to develop education  which is  the cornerstone in building and shaping the human personality,developing human concepts as well as assuming responsibilities to maintain the achievements  and progress of the country in all areas.

Dr Sulaiman elaborated that Zayed University is keen to launch various pilot programs that contribute to the development of the students' capabilities and develop their skills through cooperating with leading international personalities and to identify their experiences and expertise to prepare and integrate the students, academically and practically, as reflected in the distinguished advanced academic courses of the graduates and the pursuit of the major public and private institutions to attract them to work and train, referring to the university's support of these activities in implementation of the directives of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, President of Zayed University, who is keen to develop the students communication with their community in all areas.

For her part, Shamsa Al Taei, Manager of the University Alumni Affairs clarified that the 2nd  Graduates Forum held in Dubai is part of a series of forums and meetings organized by the Office through its strategies to follow up on graduates in their workplace and study, referring to the first forum organized at Abu Dhabi campus for the Abu Dhabi graduates from all faculties, revealing that the graduates and their families in Dubai discussed many ideas and suggestions, including  the  support  by the university for special programs to assist the graduates to complete their  postgraduate studies and professional development, mainly that Zayed University has signed many scientific and academic cooperation agreements with many renowned international institutions to provide development programs and application of best scientific and practical practices in order to raise the level of the graduates' professional performance. The Forum also discussed a number of ideas to develop volunteer programs to serve the community in all fields and strengthen national identity and to participate in humanitarian work and achieve connection and communication with the university students through the organization of joint activities and scientific and cultural trips within and outside the country and benefit from the exchange of international youth delegations pursued by the University with the international universities for the exchange of academic expertise.

Taei pointed out that the plans prepared by the Office aimed to intensify the organization of forums and regular meetings between students and graduates and to provide the appropriate environment to develop programs to benefit from graduates in local and international events and put executive strategies  for the application of the best ideas and proposals that  are reflected positively on the performance of graduates in the institutions they are employed in, as well as the level of academic performance, social and cultural activity for the university students.