As part of the Absher government initiative for training and employing UAE Nationals, Abu Dhabi Airports has rolled out the ‘Al Eqla’a’ train-to-hire programme through Abu Dhabi Airports’ training arm – Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS).
The core focus of ‘Al Eqla’a’ is to develop Emirati college and university graduates as airport professionals. This training would enhance their skills to work in critical roles within Abu Dhabi Airports. This comprehensive training programme will be delivered over an 18-24 month period in two stages consisting of an airport foundation programme and an airport specialisation training programme.
HE Ali Majed Al Mansouri, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The Absher initiative is intended to mark the establishment of a new national generation. This generation will then contribute to achieving economic integration within the UAE. The program will also enable Abu Dhabi Airports to meet its objectives pertaining to building and developing Emirati talent.”
GCAS main objective is to build and develop a pool of local talents in the field of aviation, and introducing local talent to potential job opportunities.