Nahyan launches career centre to boost Emiratisation

Higher Colleges of TechnologyImage via WikipediaGulfNews: The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Career Centre, with support from du, was officially launched recently by Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The centre is located at Dubai Men's college in Dubai International Academic City. The facility will be available to Emirati students from across the UAE, irrespective of their academic affiliation. Students who book an appointment through HCT will be trained and prepared for job interviews.

The main attraction of the career centre is the interactive interview room designed by du. It is equipped with a screen to display a list of questions that an employer may ask a job seeker. The response of the student it is recorded and evaluated at a later stage. The centre also include a career advisor's office, in which HCT and experts from du can provide advice and evaluate the interviews conducted, to help Emiratis hone their interview skills. The venue also includes a chill-out room equipped with screens for presentations and work stations and an operator room.

Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, said: "The innovative interview room will greatly assist students, graduates and employees hone their vital employment skills. The Higher Colleges of Technology provide cutting-edge, student-centred and relevant technologies and education practices, preparing its graduates for in-demand careers in this increasingly globalised economy."

"With this interactive interview room, du and the Higher Colleges of Technology are nurturing the next generation of technology oriented graduates, who are ready and able to fulfill leadership roles in the UAE. We thank du for their continued support of our colleges, students and graduates, and we look forward to many more joint initiatives," he added.

"This is the first time such a concept has been introduced; it was inspired by our participation in career fairs across the country, and from interest posed by job seekers," said Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Human Resources and Shared Services Officer at du.

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