Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched a training and development program which will prepare young Emiratis for careers in the ship building and repairing industry.
There are currently 40 trainees enrolled in the first class of the technician development program which provides young Emirati talent with the skills to become professional mechanical and electrical technicians. It includes both technical English and technical development skills.
Trainees will receive 1,120 hours of theoretical and practical training over nine months through higher colleges of technology. Trainees will be evaluated using their performance scores and aptitudes to determine who takes mechanical and who takes electrical. The assignments must be completed successfully to reach the target position “independent stage”.
Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, said: “In line with the government’s vision of fostering Emirati talent, we are committed to developing ship building and technical capabilities in the UAE. The new training program offers an exciting career path for Emirati youth within an industry that is contributing to the wider economic development of Abu Dhabi.”
This year’s class attended a welcome event last week at ADSB’s shipyard in Mussafah. The event was hosted by Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki and Ali Al Yafei, ADSB board members and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB. The ceremony brought the trainees together to discuss the tremendous opportunities available to skilled technicians within Abu Dhabi’s economic and industrial development.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company PJSC (ADSB) provides a highly focused team of new construction, repair and through-life maintenance specialists. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, ADSB offers its broader client portfolio the very highest standards of construction, maintenance and repair, refit and upgrade of a wide range of ships and offshore units including commercial vessels, rigs and offshore support vessels, dredgers and other workboats, as well as its military products range. The company has expertise in steel, aluminum, fibreglass and composite materials.
ADSB leverages its reputation, central location and global network of strategic partners to consolidate its position as a leading shipbuilder and support contractor for naval, military and commercial operators in the region.
ADSB is 10% owned by Abu Dhabi’s government, 40% owned by Mubadala Development Company, and 50% publicly traded on the ADX, Abu Dhabi’s Securities Exchange. The company employs more than 1000 employees.