The Abu Dhabi City Municipality and SAP organised a graduation ceremony for 16 students who have completed an international training course on innovative technology, held in the presence of His Excellency Ernst Peter Fischer, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UAE; HE Salem Almemari, Executive Director Municipality Services Abu Dhabi Municipality; a number of representatives from Abu Dhabi City Municipality as well as further representatives from global and local organisations.
Abu Dhabi Municipality thanked SAP for supporting students and providing the training courses. Graduates have become empowered and enabled with digital skills knowledge and expertise, so they can succeed in the labor market. The Municipality praised SAP’s local, regional, and international corporate social responsibility initiatives to develop the specialised, educated, and trained Millennial workforce.
The Municipality added that the graduation, which gained further significance in the presence of the German Ambassador, underlines the Municipality’s commitment to collaborating with strategic partners. This training course, which lasted for more than three months, enhances the Municipality’s support for societal transformation, and provides the labor market with expert and trained talent.
SAP continues to foster partnerships with its ecosystem of customers, partners, universities, and government and public sector institutions to offer the Young Professional Programme in many countries worldwide. The Young Professional Programme’s success is yielding diverse benefits to stakeholders.
The Young Professional Programme helps young people to find suitable and rewarding jobs, and makes it easier for SAP’s customers and partners to hire young talent. The programme is also enriching SAP’s customer and partner ecosystem, and is fostering local economic growth with a vibrant digital job market.
“Supporting the UAE’s Emiratisation agenda as well as the UAE Vision 2021, we are proud to celebrate the successful graduation of our talents from the SAP Young Professional Programme in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Municipality. Our programme graduates are ideally-positioned to enable the digital transformation of organisations that make the UAE a great place to live and work, and enhance economic competitiveness,” said Marita Mitschein, Senior Vice President Digital Skills, SAP South Europe, Africa and Middle East, and Managing Director of the SAP Training and Development Institute.
“The UAE continues to be a global leader in driving public-private partnerships to boost the digital economy, foster job creation, and develop young talent to take on digital careers,” added Marita Mitschein. “We thank Abu Dhabi Municipality and our customers and partners which joined our efforts to enable today’s youth for the Digital Era with the SAP Young Professional Programme.”
The Young Professional Programme course encompassed a wide range of subjects including presentation and communication skills, design thinking, business model innovation, as well as interview and sales skills in addition to two globally recognised SAP certifications.
During the Abu Dhabi ceremony, SAP, Abu Dhabi City Municipality representatives along with the German Ambassador handed out graduation certificates and recognition gifts.