The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently launched a new initiative called the Industrialist Programme. This initiative boosts Emiratisation in the manufacturing and technology industry and improves local capacities.

The programme is a collaboration between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), and the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis).

The Industrialist Programme is aimed at upskilling Emirati nationals and helping them obtain skilled jobs in the industrial sector as part of the National In-Country Value (ICV) programme. The programme will create new job opportunities in the private sector, especially in areas that shape the future. The MoU includes launching the Industrialist Programme and developing a training programme for Emiratis in collaboration with training institutes and the industrial sector.

The MoIAT will link factories together under this programme, and a Special Emiratisation Committee will be established under the National ICV programme to ensure the programme’s objectives are met. The MoU aligns with MoIAT’s strategic objective to support the UAE’s industrial sector, enhance the national economy, and expand the National ICV programme.

Ahmad Yousuf Ahmad Al Nasser, Assistant Under-Secretary of MoHRE, added that the private industry sector’s contribution to Emiratisation is crucial. He also noted that the programme aligns with the target of increasing Emiratisation by 2 percent annually, reaching a 10 percent increase by 2026.

The Industrialist Programme is an essential step in supporting the objectives of the MoU, including empowering national talents in the industry and advanced technology sectors.