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SGMB honours 387 students who finished Job Shadow Programme


SGMB's Job Shadow Programme taps the potential of the trainees.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Sharjah Government Media Bureau felicitated the students who have successfully completed the specialised training courses conducted in three batches as part of the SGMB’s Job Shadow Programme so far this year. The popular Job Shadow Programme is helmed and conducted by the experienced media professionals and administrative staff of the Bureau who groom and train these students and future professionals by sharing their valuable expertise and insights and prepare them for the labour market.

During the first half of the year 2023, the number of students who underwent training in partnership with 14 national and international colleges and universities in the country touched 387. The type of training varied offering both remote and in-person training to ensure maximum benefit for its members.

The student trainees represented as many as 32 countries, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, Palestine, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Algeria, China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Sudan, Eritrea, Ireland, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Australia, Comoros and Rwanda.

The list of educational institutions included in the Programme included the Higher Colleges of Technology, American University of Sharjah, Al Qasimia University, University of Sharjah, Zayed University, UAE University, City University in Ajman, Al Wasl University, Ajman University, Khorfakkan University, Fujairah University of Science and Technology, Umm Al Quwain University, Al Jazeera Institute, and the Irish Collist Cholumkil School.

Students being felicitated at the event.

Huda Al Dah, Manager of the Training Department, pointed out that the Job Shadow Programme of the SGMB continues to grow in popularity in the student community, year on year: “The Job Shadow Programme has been remarkably successful in meeting its objectives and plans that are aimed at helping students realise their career goals by complementing their educational experience with the professional labour market skills in a way that unleashes their capabilities and potential in order to achieve the highest professional excellence.”

She reaffirmed the keenness of the SGMB to continue its fruitful engagement with the students and trainees of the Job Shadow Programme as part of Sharjah’s vision and efforts to support students and youth.

Aisha Al Kaabi, Head of the Training Programmes Department, pointed out that the Job Shadow Programme brings out and nurtures the competence and potential of the trainees thanks to a very comprehensive system of training programmes that contribute to empowering skills of those with specialisation and experience to continue the path of giving and excellence. “The Job Shadow Programme encourages students to acquire practical skills by assigning them functional tasks. They are put through rigorous training and action plans under the supervision and guidance of experienced employees,” added Al Kaabi.

The Job Shadow Programme is a form of practical application that depends on participation, and falls within a time-bound plan with specific goals aimed at students benefiting from the experiences of media professionals and staff at the SGMB.



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