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Abu Dhabi Ship Building Launches Emirati Trainee Program

First group of technician trainees attended welcome event at ADSB headquarters 


Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched a training and development program which will prepare young Emiratis for careers in the ship building and repairing  industry.

There are currently 40 trainees enrolled in the first class of the technician development program which provides young Emirati talent with the skills to become professional mechanical and electrical technicians. It includes both technical English and technical development skills. 

Trainees will receive 1,120 hours of theoretical and practical training over nine months through higher colleges of technology. Trainees will be evaluated using their performance scores and aptitudes to determine who takes mechanical and who takes electrical. The assignments must be completed successfully to reach the target position “independent stage”.

Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, said: “In line with the government’s vision of fostering Emirati talent, we are committed to developing ship building and technical capabilities in the UAE. The new training program offers an exciting career path for Emirati youth within an industry that is contributing to the wider economic development of Abu Dhabi.”

This year’s class attended a welcome event last week at ADSB’s shipyard in Mussafah. The event was hosted by Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki and Ali Al Yafei, ADSB board members and Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB. The ceremony brought the trainees together to discuss the tremendous opportunities available to skilled technicians within Abu Dhabi’s economic and industrial development.