TRA & Tanmia sign MOU to promote ICT Emiratisation
The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) signed an MOU with the National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority. The agreement is aimed at developing the competencies of Emirati citizens to enable them to work in the UAE ICT sector and participate in its development in addition to boosting the Emiratisation rates in this vital sector.
The MOU included the launch of “Tomouh” initiative which entails providing a strategic framework for preparing and building UAE citizens’ skills and competencies to enable them to join the ICT sector and thus contribute to achieving the UAE 2021 vision and the national agenda. The agreement also includes working to provide educational opportunities and offering advanced training courses and supporting all initiatives, programs and cooperation frameworks proposed and agreed upon by both parties in the same domain. The agreement also aims to gradually increase Emiratisation rates on both quantity and quality levels in the ICT sector in order to contribute in developing and reinforcing social stability in the country.
After the signature, H.E. Mohammed Al Ghanim, TRA director general, said to CommsMEA that the TRA wants to absorb more Emiratis to the telecommunications and ICT sector. “This is our first agreement with Tanmia,” he said. “We have other initiatives that support our plan to enhance knowledge, better programmes that aim to attract students to the sector.” The TRA wants to enhance the level of Emiratis in the ICT sector in general and also support Emiratis that want to enhance the level of their skills and knowledge.
Ghanim also said that TRA is working with operators when providing specific courses that require their knowledge of the telecom market.
The TRA will be focusing its training courses on spectrum, domain management and ICT management.
According to the agreement, both parties will provide the necessary funding for training packages and comprehensive programs for developing national competencies and building strategic partnerships with both public and private sectors in this regard.
The MOU was signed by H.E. Mohammed Al Ghanim, TRA director general and H.E. Mohammed Al Marri, director general of TANMIA in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abdulqader Al Khayat, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the ICT Fund.
Currently, the TRA has around 300 employees at both Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices, where 250 employees are UAE nationals distributed in all sections and departments. This figure is a strong testament on the strenuous efforts exerted by the TRA to provide an opportunity for Emirati citizens to work in one of the most strategic and vital sectors in the country.
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