Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, continues its scholarship agreement with the American University in Dubai, AUD, to provide young Emirati students with the resources to contribute to the UAE's burgeoning knowledge based economy. This continued agreement is in line with du 's efforts to empower the community by the development of Emirati individuals through its core business and services, under the company's knowledge empowerment platform.
The AUD scholarship offers 20 selected Emirati high school graduates a full time scholarship in pursuing their studies at the American University of Dubai. The scholarship provides great opportunities to motivate nationals to continue their higher studies and empowers them by providing the tools and skills that will enable them to enter the Emirati workforce.
"This is our opportunity to support the UAE leadership in their goals towards creating a smart future, one in which national participation in the workforce is vital. At du, we believe that students are the bedrock for a sustainable, knowledge based economy and providing them with the tools to succeed allows us to make a positive contribution to our country and its people," said Ibrahim Nassir, Chief Human Capital and Administration Officer, du. "Our partnership with AUD will help shape the thought leaders of tomorrow and offer Emiratis a workplace advantage by refining their career path, knowledge and skills. du's topmost priority is the well-being, progression and engagement of our Emirati colleagues, and we are proud to support the UAE's vision in this way."
In addition to the AUD scholarship programme, du also offers students, in various stages of their studies, sponsorship, internship and graduate trainee programmes. In addition, du attends a number of career fairs and career days to offer UAE nationals gainful employment following their studies. In 2015, du has participated in a total number of 3 career fairs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman. Furthermore, du participated in the UAE-UK Pioneers Forum that took place in London seeking to connect with a set of highly skilled young UAE national students pursuing their higher studies in the UK.