Zayed University partners with Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council

07 Jul 2015

Zayed University (ZU) has partnered with Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC) to launch the first phase of a new online manpower system, which will assist new Emirati graduates match their skill-sets to jobs in the Abu Dhabi labor market.

The Mustaqbali, or “My Future” system is designed to give Emirati graduates more access to vacant job openings, as well as up-to-date information and data relating to in-demand professions and disciplines in the Abu Dhabi labor market.

ADTC has launched the new manpower system in three prominent universities: Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and Al Ain University of Science and Technology. Work is also in progress to link Mustaqbali interface with other universities that will be announced at a later stage.

As a result of using Mustaqbali, the students will learn more about prominent employers and required qualifications and skills needed for vacant job openings.

Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, Abdulla Abdulaali Al Humaidan, Executive Director of the ADTC, as well as key officials attended the launching ceremony from each institution.

“The cooperation between Zayed University and ADTC- through Mustaqbali interface- supports the Emiratisation process and strategy that encourage more nationals to be part of the workforce and create qualified Emirati young cadres, who are able to keep up with the requirements of the UAE labor market following graduation and participate effectively in the social and economic growth of the country,” Professor AlMehaideb said.

Prof. AlMehaideb also pointed out that Zayed University emerged as one of the most prominent and leading universities that guide and consult students to choose majors that match the requirements of the UAE labor market and enhance their skills and abilities.

“Around 7187 students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs and 161 students in master’s degree programs in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses at Zayed University will benefit from “My Future” interface in its first phase,” he added.

Professor AlMehaideb has also highlighted that Zayed University has organized several activities and events to provide academic consultancy and professional guidance, which enable students to make the right decision that fits his or her skills and potentials.

For his part, Al Humaidan said: “Launching Mustaqbali interface to boost Emirati jobs and help Emirati graduates came in efforts to keep with the electronic transformation of Abu Dhabi government’s services, pointing out the vital role of the Council to reduce the gap between higher education outputs and the future needs of the labor market.”

Al Humaidan has also affirmed that the effectiveness, accuracy and success of “Mustaqbali” program will depend largely on the ability to work cooperatively with higher education institutions.

The ADTC is currently completing the second phase of this system, which will provide work placement and internships opportunities to students while they are in college, thus equipping them with the necessary skills to guarantee employment following graduation. 

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