Expo 2020 is expected to create 277,000 jobs according to the CEO of Dubai Trade, Dubai World. Upcoming workforce challenges, the increasing SME market, employee preservation and accomplishment of Emiratisation strategies were among the many subjects debated at the industry affair that was attended by over 60 senior executives representing a cross-section of the UAE business society.
The panel considered the ongoing development of the private sector in the UAE, particularly small and medium-sized ventures, and the challenges of offering employees not just a job, but a career. They stressed the need for employee-focused training and improvement to fascinate, maintain and raise sustainable personnel.
The strategies and practices of Emiratisation were also conferred, emphasizing the need for cohesive strategies across the public and private divisions, as well as a change in mindset amongst employers.
Mentioning on the challenges for the education sector in meeting the upcoming needs of the business, it was also recommended that the career counseling at a younger age, and the council agreed that higher education institutions had an essential role in developing the strategic associations that would allow education to perform hand-in-hand with industry for the benefit of economic expansion and diversification.
This brings together well-known business men and women from across the UAE to discuss some of the appearing business challenges facing the country, specifically in the run-up to Expo 2020, and to regard as how the higher education sector can help to address some of these key concerns.