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UAE to hire 4,000 Emiratis in education sector in 4 years

The program aims to offer specialized training for administrative and teaching roles.

UAE to hire 4,000 Emiratis in education sector in 4 years
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The UAE has launched an initiative, a recruitment plan, to train Emiratis to work in the private education sector. The Teaching Specialists Program will hire 1,000 UAE nationals annually starting next year and will continue for four years to reach 4,000 Emiratis by 2027. 

The initiative is expected to support private educational institutions in achieving their annual Emiratisation targets.

Spearheaded by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Ministry of Education, and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis), the program is a multi-pronged approach. The Teaching Specialists Program will equip Emiratis with the skills and knowledge to excel in various teaching roles.

The program will prioritize educators specializing in subjects fundamental to the UAE’s identity and cultural heritage, including Arabic language, Islamic studies, social studies, and national identity. 

Additionally, it will cater to nursery, primary school, and special education needs, ensuring a well-rounded and inclusive learning environment for young minds.

The initiative also recognizes the importance of administrative and leadership positions. Emiratis will be empowered to pursue careers in education guidance, spearhead school operations, and contribute to the sector’s overall success.

The program will leverage the Nafis platform, a government database connecting Emirati job seekers with private-sector opportunities. Bachelor’s degree holders in education will be eligible for teaching and school-related positions, while high school graduates can explore administrative and assistant roles.

“Our mission today is dedicated to empowering UAE nationals and equipping them with the necessary skills and qualifications to work within the education sector so that they become accomplished, skilled, and dynamic educators that are fully prepared to guide and inspire the next generation,” said Ghannam Al Mazrouei, secretary general of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council.

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