Etihad Airways has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in the
UAE to provide its students with opportunities to develop skills
for future careers in aviation.
between the Abu Dhabi-based airline and the higher education
institution supports the development of the UAE national workforce
by providing students with the skills and knowledge required to
pursue a career in aviation engineering technology.
At the forefront will be work placements by
HCT students with Etihad that will take place during their
courses. Specialist seminars and workshops in areas such as
engineering, business administration, hospitality and human
resource management will also be offered to the students.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief
executive, said, “Etihad Airways is fully committed to the development of UAE national talent within the airline and this new
agreement with the Higher Colleges of Technology will enable both organisations to achieve their goals which are to have a strong
UAE national workforce.”
Etihad Airways launched
its innovative Emiratisation scheme in 2007 which now boasts four
streams: the cadet pilot programme, graduate management
development programme and the contact centre.
the many aims of the Emiratisation scheme is that 15% of Etihad’s workforce will be Emirati nationals by 2012.
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