Al Taif Technical Services graduates another group of Emirati nationals from training programme

ABU DHABI: The Training School at Al Taif Technical Services held the graduation ceremony of seven Local National Apprentices (LNAs) last week to honour them for their accomplishment.

The graduates, who have undergone an intensive one-year mechanical and electrical training programme designed to expand the national workforce within Al Taif, work in various fields including Maintenance and Production Control or Logistics and Supply, and are placed in accordance with both their aptitude and preference, giving graduates a chance to work in their desired field.

The LNA Programme is designed for Emirati high school graduates as a way to both continue their education and advance their career opportunities.

During the one year programme, students undertake training in various fields, including safety, mechanical fundamentals, computer skills and physics. Students can chose to specialise in one of two fields, mechanics or electrical.

After successfully completing the one year training course, candidates are invited to join Al Taif for an additional one year period of on-the-job training where they complete an intensive maintenance, repair and overhaul syllabus based on tracked or wheeled vehicles, giving them extensive exposure to the classroom learning already completed.

Successful candidates are then invited to join Al Taif as full time employees either as mechanics or electricians. Over the past 18 months, 24 young Emiratis have graduated from the training programme and joined Al Taif as full time employees.

In January, 16 LNAs will continue their second semester of training. At the same time, the Training School at Taif Technical Services will also welcome a new class consisting of 25 apprentices.