Sorbonne Abu Dhabi Signs Cooperation Agreement with Emarat Global Resourcing
For Corporate Training and the Development of National Resources Operating in the UAE
Abu Dhabi 8 January 2014 – Paris – Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) signed a joint cooperation agreement with Emarat Global Resourcing in alignment with the fundamental goals and objectives of both institutions. The agreement aims to promote cooperation between the two parties on training and building the capacities of administrators and staff to groom them for professional positions. It also serves to provide training and development solutions to reinforce national resources operating in the UAE. The agreement was signed by Sorbonne Abu Dhabi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eric Fouache, and the CEO of Emarat Global Resourcing Mr. Jamal Awadh CEO, in a ceremony attended by a number of distinguished guests from both institutions.
The signatories agreed to set solid foundations for joint action and coordination in all areas that cater to the needs of graduates and the job market, in addition to cooperating to support research and training and promote PSUAD’s programs, specializations, and global standing. Emarat Global Resourcing also committed to conducting job market studies to identify those training programs most in demand.
PSUAD Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eric Fouache, said, “One of our top priorities is to train qualified national cadres who meet job market demands. We are constantly striving to raise education to higher levels and to cater to labor market needs and demands by developing the performance and skills of graduates and staff through private- and public-sector training.” Prof. Fouache noted that the agreement reflects the successful cooperation and coordination achieved by the university with the local community.
“We have both agreed to cooperate and coordinate our efforts to develop appropriate programs for corporate training in the private and public sectors and for on-the-job evaluation. We hope to promote the university’s academic and training programs which respond to the demands of the global job market,” he added.
Prof. Fouahce affirmed that, by signing this agreement, PSUAD seeks to support professional performance through its programs. Indeed, trainees will have access to all locally and globally recognized training programs offered at the university. The agreement also provides PSUAD students with numerous training opportunities at ministries and relevant agencies.
He observed that the agreement serves to advance staff skills and knowledge through up-to-date approaches that reflect the educational and training mechanisms at the university, in keeping with modern times. The agreement, moreover, offers opportunities to introduce trainees to the actual professional climate and provides hands-on experience of the latest developments in various business sectors.
Dr. Fatima Al Shamsi, PSUAD Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Affairs, said, “The cooperation agreement is testimony to PSUAD’s conviction that strong partnerships with the community help strengthen expertise and skills in the job market and provide an opportunity for partners to harness the full potentials of their staff.”
She noted that, as a national leader in engaging with the community and local sectors, PSUAD strives to uphold its commitment to building marketable skills and investing in the development of professionals by strengthening their capacities, advancing their potentials, and offering quality theoretical and practical training, seminars, and praxis to hone the skills of participants. Dr. Al Shamsi observed that the agreement will serve to reinforce PSUAD’s role by focusing on developing the theoretical and practical skills of trainees and offering the needed training in an actual work environment to facilitate the growth and development of their designated sectors.
Dr. Al Shamsi underscored the importance of cooperation and the exchange of experience and knowledge between PSUAD and leading companies and institutions. In fact, PSUAD is keen to offer access to its diverse educational and academic programs and specializations. PSUAD provides corporations with training programs tailored to their occupational strategies, in addition to organizing training sessions and programs for such institutions to develop their resources and work mechanisms.
As the CEO of Emarat Global Resourcing Abu Dhabi Mr. Jamal Awadh said: “ I’m proud to introduce our service to la Sorbonne Abu Dhabi through our various activities such as, Employee Training Programme, a dedicated Headhunting process with the fresh graduated Sorbonne Student.
I’m convinced that this partnership will be an example and a great path to the future of Emirati Employees and will excel the economic performances of the major companies based in the UAE through la Sorbonne Quality Education Programmes”