With the objective of introducing the organization to a wider circle of public, especially the educated youth, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority is participating this year's Tawdheef Career Fair held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.
ADFCA will be showcasing its various development programs as well as career opportunities available in the organization through a special stand to attract the newly passed-out Emirati graduates from the higher institutions of the country.
On this occasion, Ali Yousef Al Saad, Acting Director of Communications & Community Service Division at ADFCA said: "ADFCA is always keen to reach out to young Emirati talents and job seekers being part of its Emiratization policy. With keeping a unique development program executed collaborating with prestigious institutions in the country, we are always looking forward to have competitive and promising youth onboard and to develop their academic and professional skills"
According to him, 77% of employees now working in different sectors in ADFCA are UAE nationals. ADFCA has introduced several development programs in collaboration with Higher College of Technology (Sharjah and Al Ain branches) and with Emirates University like the four-year long veterinary science program that is conducted to provide local experts in the mission to develop sustainable livestock sector and to achieve food security.
Mr. Al Saad said this program is first of its kind in UAE and consists of both theoretical and practical courses which focuses on learning by doing methodology.
Apart from ADFCA, this program is supported by Ministry of Environment and Water as well as Ministry of presidential Affairs, Mr. Ali said.
He elaborated: "Those who are successfully completing the course would be easily appointed in technical career positions available at the supporting government bodies and ministries. Furthermore, the passed outs are offered a sure seat in the college of veterinary medicine at University of Washington with other material supports delivered throughout the course period"
It is also noted that ADFCA is offering a five year long veterinary medicine program conducted by Food and Agriculture faculty of UAE University which is a promising step in order to provide qualified veterinary experts in the country.