Senaat Extends its Portfolio of Professional Development Initiatives with Tamkeen National Development Programme

Senaat has partnered with Alliance, a specialised human performance development firm, to provide

Senaat Extends its Portfolio of Professional Development Initiatives with Tamkeen National Development Programme
27 October 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Senaat, one of the leading industrial holding companies in the UAE, reinforces its commitment to developing its Emirati human capital through introducing Tamkeen National Development Programme, another ILM accredited training course tailored for entry-level UAE national employees.

Senaat has partnered with Alliance, a specialised human performance development firm, to provide entry-level employees with access to practical training and know-how that is typically acquired over time on the job. Tamkeen will be joined by 25 young Emiratis from Senaat and its portfolio companies including Emirates Steel, NPCC, and Al Foah. The 18-month programme is designed to empower the new employees and equip them with the skill sets necessary for success in today's business world.

Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Acting CEO of Senaat, said: "Our human capital is our most valuable asset, and as such we are happy to be extending our extensive portfolio of professional development programmes to our entry-level employees, as they join our journey towards furthering the social and economic development of our nation."

Eng. Aqeel Madhi, NPCC CEO said: "Empowering UAE Nationals in NPCC is one of the core values in all our development programs. We will continue to work hard to equip our UAE Nationals with the skills required to support their continuous growth and enable them to play ever more critical roles in the development of our country."

Mr. Mahmood Al Hameli, SVP Business Support at Senaat, said: "The development of our human capital is of great essence to Senaat and its portfolio companies as a leader within the industrial sector. Our on-going investment in the training and development of young Emiratis is a vital component in this endeavour as we are committed to retaining the best talent for our group, and contributing to the long-term vision of Abu Dhabi and the UAE through cultivating a workforce with the necessary skills to succeed for this modern business climate. Initiatives such as Tamkeen Professional Development Programme are essential in enabling Senaat to realise this vision.

Tamkeen Professional Development Programme offers Senaat and portfolio companies' new employees training in areas such as time management and organisational skills; communication and presentation skills, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, team work, as well as effective business and report writing in both, Arabic and English.

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About Senaat
Senaat is the UAE's largest industrial holding company, managing assets for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Senaat is fully owned by Abu Dhabi Government and has been mandated to create, optimise, promote and champion capital and power intensive assets in the United Arab Emirates. It is a key contributor to Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030 which aims to diversify the Emirate's economy away from its reliance on the hydrocarbon sector by developing a strong industrial capability. Senaat thrives on the development of UAE national human capital through leadership development, job creation and knowledge transfer.

Senaat, which translates as "Industries", manages more than US$7.3 billion (AED26.8 billion) of industrial assets and employs more than 19,500 people. Senaat has invested over US$4.9 billion (AED18 billion) in the non-oil sector since 2004 and its leadership is made up mainly of Emirates nationals.

Its portfolio companies benefit from Senaat's unique ability to source innovation, create and grow businesses and provide proactive, strategic input through to commercial productivity. Senaat aligns itself with its portfolio companies to build world-class companies:

  • Emirates Steel

Emirates Steel is the only integrated steel producer in the UAE and one of the largest integrated steel producers in the GCC.

  • National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC)

NPCC is a major international contractor providing integrated onshore and offshore oil and gas fabrication, support and Engineering, Procurement and Construction services.

  • Arkan

Arkan specialises in the manufacturing of building and construction products in the UAE.

  • Ducab

Ducab is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi and Dubai governments and is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality power cables and wires in the Middle East.

  • Agthia

Agthia is one of the UAE's leading food and beverage groups with assets across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

  • Al Foah

Al Foah is the largest date company in the world. It manages the process of packaging, distributing and marketing dates in Abu Dhabi to 44 different countries.

  • Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company (TALEX)

TALEX is a joint venture with Gulf Extrusions, an Al Ghurair Group company, and owns and manages the 50,000 metric tonne capacity, state-of-the-art Aluminium Extrusion plant based at Kizad.

  • Al Gharbia Pipe Company

Al Gharbia Pipe Company is a joint venture between Senaat and two of Japan's leading companies in the steel sector, JFE Steel Corporation and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI). It owns and manages the UAE's first sour service capable, welded steel pipe plant based at Kizad with expected capacity of 240,000 tons annually.

  • Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC)

DAC is a joint venture between Senaat and its portfolio company Ducab, which is currently constructing a facility to manufacture aluminium alloy rods, wires, and bare overhead conductors, mainly for use in cable-making, utilities, and other manufacturing.

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