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DEWA Academy receives accreditation

Utility granted vocational training award by British Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC).

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In a new achievement for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the DEWA Academy has received final accreditation for the technical major from the Business and Technology Education Council (Pearson BTEC) in UK.

The council has over 21 million students from 46 countries, including the UAE, registered for the academic year 2014-2015.

“In line with our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, DEWA collaborated with BTEC, a global vocational training organisation, in 2013 to launch the DEWA Academy,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“It aims to prepare young female and male Emiratis in various technical and professional fields through theoretical and practical training covering different areas of the industry including generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and desalination of water."

DEWA grants graduate students who have completed years of study in its Academy a degree from BTCE,” Al Tayer added.

“Launching the Academy is part of DEWAs’ strategy to develop the skills of its technical staff and support Emiratisation. It aims to enable the largest possible number of young nationals to meet the objectives of various sections of DEWA.

“We adopt a clear strategy in the development and training of Emiratis, as our focus is on providing staff with appropriate skills the meet the needs of DEWA’s work environment. The Academy grants degrees in accordance with highest global guidelines of competent establishments while strengthening the national identity,” added Al Tayer.

“DEWA adopts an ambitious plan to increase the percentage of Emiratisation. Today, Emiratisation at senior management is at 83.53%, mid-management has achieved 44.39%, and in non-supervisory positions it reached 33.38%.

“The Academy also plays an important role in the development of Emiratis and offers a curriculum that is developed and approved by the highest and latest international standards. It provides students with the required technical and professional capacity to compete in the highly competitive labour market in Dubai and the world” concluded Al Tayer.

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