SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated on Wednesday the 18th National Career Exhibition (NCE) and the 12th edition of the International Education Show (IES) that will continue until Feb.12 at Sharjah Expo Centre.
The opening ceremony was attended by Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah; and government, SCCI and Expo Centre officials.
The signing of an agreement was witnessed between the Directorate of Human Resources, Sharjah, and Expo Centre Sharjah, which will enable the Sharjah government to participate in the show every year. The agreement was signed by Tariq Bin Khadem, Director General of the Sharjah Human Resources Department, and Midfa.
NCE is presenting employment opportunities for national graduates in the country’s public and private sector establishments. And IES is featuring 105 exhibitors that represent almost all universities and higher education institutions in the country as well as leading universities overseas. Both of NCE and IES promises national graduates a comprehensive event that focuses on higher education, recruitment, training and retention of Emiratis.
Midfa said, “The private sector generates more than 60 per cent of the jobs in the country but employs only 10 per cent of national graduates. There could be several reasons for this variance, but events like the National Career Exhibition can be integral in reducing this gap and making the private sector the employer of choice for Emiratis,”
Experts say that about 15,000 aspirants enter the job market every year and a greater involvement of Emiratis in the private sector will give a much-needed fillip to the Emiratisation programme, which is crucial for economic prosperity and social inclusion.
This year, the fair is showcasing thousands of employment, internship and training opportunities in a variety of sectors like banking & financial services, insurance, information technology, telecom and tourism, among others, in both public and private sector establishments.
Midfa mentioned that “NCE has much to offer than just a job. It is more about helping national graduates match their aspirations and ambitions with the right job opportunities in the right organisation.”
Visitors can also explore several training, skill enhancement and leadership programmes being offered by individual establishments that will introduce them to what a career in the private sector or a government job can offer in terms of pay, incentives, growth opportunities etc.
Platinum Sponsor UAE Armed Forces is featuring openings in its wings like Army, Air Force, Air Defence, Navy and Presidential Guard, while Gold Sponsors Sharjah Islamic Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai and National Bank of Abu Dhabi have multiple training and recruitment plans for visiting youth.
The show will be open from 10am to 8pm on February 10, from 10am to 2pm on February 11 and from 4pm to 8pm on February 12. Exclusive ladies timings are from 2pm to 8pm on February 11.
As part of its commitment to the development of Emirati youth, Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning fully integrated environmental and waste management company is participating for the sixth time in the National Career Exhibition.
The Exhibition was inaugurated by Sheikh Sultan who visited Bee’ah’s booth, as part of his opening tour.
Visitors to Bee’ah’s booth will have the opportunity to meet face to face with one of Sharjah’s top employers “Bee’ah”. The company offers a wide-variety of job opportunities, in line with its growing holistic environmental services, which ranges from waste treatment and recycling to air& water quality and monitoring networks.
Khaled Al-Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, commented on the organisation’s participation saying, “Bee’ah is making significant strides to identify, train, and promote national talent, as economic growth in the UAE has created higher demand for employees of diversified functions, industries, and experiences.”