Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national rail network has today co-signed with Etihad Rail DB, the operations and maintenance joint-venture for Stage One of the UAE’s national railway network, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute (ADVETI). The MoU creates opportunities for occupational training and shared learning for students seeking qualifications in the UAE’s rail industry.
The signing ceremony was attended by His Excellency Eng. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi is Minister of Education and His Excellency Mohammed Omran Al Shamsi, Chancellor of the Higher of Technology.
The MoU was signed by Eng. Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, Eng. Shadi Malak, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail DB, and Dr. Abdul Rahman Jassim Hammadi, ADVETI Managing Director. Also present at the signing ceremony was the Chairman of ADVETI and Minister of Education HE Hussain Al Hammadi. In support of UAE Vision 2021, which facilitates a national transition into a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy with capabilities across multiple sectors, the agreement will help develop the academic and intellectual aptitude of Emiratis who intend to pursue careers in the UAE’s rail industry.
“We look forward to a longstanding strategic partnership between our three entities, which will witness the academic development and professional training of our nationals for opportunities in the fast-evolving railway industry. Etihad Rail is a driving force behind efforts that contribute to the UAE’s railway transportation sector, with ongoing combined efforts coupled with enhancing the industry’s human capital at the cornerstone of the nation’s workforce and future socio-economic growth”
Dr. Abdul Rahman Jassim Hammadi, ADVETI Managing Director said: “This MoU will serve the UAE national workforce by deploying a great number of Emirati students who will join Etihad Rail as maintenance & Mechanical Technicians. In addition, our students are known for their high standard of technical knowledge & hands-on training. The main purpose of ADVETI is to graduate students who are demanded by the job market according to the geographical distribution, and this project is initiated in the Western Region so that our students there will benefit by enrolling into this important program.”