Monday 23, May 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a new online facility providing access to job seekers in the UAE to get free training on various skills set via the Authority’s mGov Centre of Digital Innovation (CoDI). TRA is inviting job seekers to register through mGov’s website to access the training sessions.
TRA said the new initiative aims to help prospective employees to increase their chances of getting hired in a suitable job, as they get an array of training programmes, including information and orientation on possible employers they may want to apply to in the UAE. Participants will also receive an accredited certification from mGov CoDI.
The Centre of Digital Innovation is a government project which offers services for testing and verifying online security and functionality of mobile applications for various government agencies and educational institutions. It has trained more than 3,000 employees and students since it started in 2014.
H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General at TRA, said: “This new initiative aims to facilitate and enhance the qualifications of UAE Nationals and support the initiatives of the government’s Emiratization across industries, and enable them to acquire scientific and practical skills and become competitive in their chosen field. The job portal is also in line with mGov’s mission to hasten the ‘smart transformation’ process in accordance with the UAE’s e-government plans at the federal level.”
Majed Al Mazloum, UAE TRA Center of Digital Innovation (CoDI) Program Director, has called on job seekers to take advantage of the free sessions that match with their work interests or areas of discipline as the centre offers diverse training specialties that are compatible with skills set available internationally. Some of the courses being offered include mGov roadmap, mGov management, mGov IT infrastructure, mGov mobile application development and mGov mobile security, apart from the basic principles of management, communication, and writing, marketing and selling skills.
“The mGov training programme is administered in partnership with Tanmia or the National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority and the Fahr or the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources to meet the demands of the HR market and provide Emiratis with the right proficiency and expertise compatible with current market requirements,” Al Mazloum explained, adding that it is an essential goal of the authorities to harness its human capital to achieve the country’s sustainable development goals.
The website can be accessed through, offering flexible schedules and timings daily from 9am until 1pm. The interactive sessions are conducted by training specialists and are available both in Arabic and English. The platform also allows participants to review the lectures at their convenience.
The mGov job training programme seeks to expand the scope of mGov’s services initially launched in 2014 to engage all employees from the federal and other government agencies to raise awareness on UAE’s smart services. During the second stage of the project, mGov has developed management training programmes for employees as well as targeted programmes for specific skills requirements.
The website also features an easy guide for registration and a screening process to hasten government job applications. It also plans to offer a platform for consultation between students and entities seeking to have a venue for discussion on scientific projects.