SLP introduces young Emiratis to expertise in national workforce

SHARJAH, The 11th annual Sharjah Leadership Programme, SLP, participants have visited a number of public and private sector entities in the country.

The tour was arranged by Sharjah for Capability Development, SCD, a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, to familiarise SLP participants with the best practices adopted by the public and private institutions and their approach to quality management, engineering, innovation and technology, research, marketing, government communication and community outreach, among others.

The participants were divided into groups according to their academic and professional specialisations, in order to enable them to acquire the necessary practical experience, and gain field-specific knowledge and expertise in their respective areas of work.

The entities visited included Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar); Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park); Youth Hub in Dubai; Sharjah Islamic Bank; leading aircraft manufacturing company, STRATA and SAP.

While interacting with the participants, Hussein Al Mahmoudi, CEO of the SRTI Park, shared its vision and goals about promoting an environment conducive to creativity and innovation, and their ongoing efforts to attract quality global research investments that are reinforcing Sharjah’s status as a global research and technology hub.

Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of STRATA, said, “This tour around our facilities will offer them keen insights into the workings of one of UAE’s most advanced aviation companies.”

Dr. Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz, Executive Director for Brand and Strategic Initiatives at Masdar, said, “We are pleased to share our expertise with professionals under Sharjah for Capability Development’s leadership programme, as it gives us a chance to continue fostering our national innovation strategy, which aims to further solidify the UAE’s reputation as a leading exporter of knowledge and a global hub of sustainable development.”

Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency