UAE Deputy PM launches new career platform for Arab youth

The platform aims to connect Arab youth with job opportunities, scholarships, skill development programmes and contests
UAE Deputy PM launches new career platform for Arab youth
The Arab Youth Opportunity Platform is an initiative by the Arab Youth Centre which was founded in 2017. Image: Shutterstock
By Staff writer
Sat 10 Feb 2018 06:03 PM

A new programme launched by the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, aims to offer a novel way to help Arab youth with opportunities that can translate into career prospects.

The Arab Youth Opportunity Platform, launched earlier today, will attempt to connect youth with jobsm scholarships, and skill development programmes, as well as volunteering opportunities, contests and business incubators that can help bring creative marketable ideas to fruition. The platform currently has 2,000 opportunities, and will seek to add more as it identifies the needs of youth, develop their capabilities and improve deficiencies in the opportunities currently available.

The platform provides a roadmap for the youth to identify the requirements of the job market and the opportunities it provides for them to realise their potentials and ambitions. It is also an important database for the concerned authorities to identify weaknesses in the opportunities available, and to develop plans and programmes to address them," Sheikh Mansour said.

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