In line with the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and to reflect the goals of the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to nurture talented Emiratis and make the UAE one of the best countries in the world, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is developing local talent through its Emiratisation programme.
DEWA adopts an integrated strategy to develop the skills of talented Emiratis and consistently works to implement and promote Emiratisation policies.
Led by its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, DEWA partnered with the ‘Business and Technology Education Council’, a British organisation that pioneered in vocational rehabilitation, to launch the DEWA Academy with the goal of training young Emiratis in various technical and professional fields.
The training programmes cover different areas of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution as well as water desalination. Upon completion, students receive a certificate from Business and Technology Education Council.
"Establishing the DEWA Academy is part of our strategy to develop our technical staff and promote Emiratisation. The Academy aims to qualify the largest number of Emiratis to meet the needs of DEWA’s various departments. This supports the Emiratisation policies of our government,’’ said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
"We adopt a clear strategy to develop and train UAE nationals by improving the skills required to meet the requirements of DEWA. We are a leading government department in launching various training programmes for UAE students who seek to complete their studies in energy, both in the UAE and abroad," he added.