Sunday, 6 November 2016
Career initiative launched for differently-abled - UAE
The Careers Network, an initiative to drive workplace inclusion for people with cognitive disabilities in the UAE, has been launched to organise a panel discussion on various aspects of the issues and policies by different stakeholders.
The initiative launched by Emirates NBD under its flagship #TogetherLimitless advocacy platform seeks to help people with cognitive disabilities find private or public sector employment and further their full inclusion.
The programme will also assist partners in the private sector with the selection, hiring and training of potential employees.
In collaboration with its strategic partners, the Community Development Authority, Manzil, and Sustainable Square, the Careers Network will enlist work-ready individuals from pre-existing work-training programmes from centres, organisations, and schools, and aid them in taking on long-term employment positions with the programme’s corporate partners in the public and private sector.
The launch was announced at the third edition of the #TogetherLimitless panel discussion where Dr Sheikha Alya Al Qassimi, Acting CEO of Social Care & Development Sector, Community Development Authority (CDA); Majid Abdulla Al Usaimi, Executive Director for Dubai Club for the Disabled; Ahmed Altarawneh, Senior Customer Care Specialist, Road Transport Authority (RTA) were present.
Source : Gulf Today , 5th Nov 2016