Al Jaber, Egyptian officials honour graduates of U.A.E.-funded training course

CAIRO: U.A.E. Minister of State, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Egyptian Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour, and Chairwoman of Egypt’s National Council for Women, Mervat al-Tellawi, on Monday honoured twenty top-achieving graduates with special needs who completed the U.A.E.-funded training course ‘Training for Employment’.

The new batch takes to 767 the total number of Egyptian special needs individuals who have competed the training course. Some 5033 individuals, out of a total of14,765 trainees, have already graduated from the vocational training course.

The first phase of ‘Training for Employment’, launched in October last year and backed by U.A.E. with AED300 million in funds, seeks to qualify 100,000 young Egyptian males and females in 23 governorates within nine months for decent jobs in sectors such as ready-made clothes, food, engineering, construction, computer-aided design, industrial digital control systems, leather, chemical industries, printing, packaging, trade sector, services, tourism and hospitality.

In his remarks during the honouring ceremony, Minister Al Jaber said, “this training project is part of U.A.E.’s efforts to assist Egypt achieve sustainable development based on the directives of our leaders who believe that investment in human capital and empowerment of educated generations is the best investment.”

The training project is aimed at linking training activities with the demands of the labour market, in addition to raising the society’s awareness of the importance of technical training for advancing the efficiency of industrial sector workers, developing training in order to fulfil the needs of the sector, create jobs and provide dignified life for Egyptian workers, added Mr. Al Jaber.