Etihad Rail, ADVETI unveil UAE’s first rail diploma

10 UAE Nationals to receive vocational training in collaboration with Deutsche Bahn

The UAE’s first rail diploma has been launched by Etihad Rail DB and the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute (ADVETI). The announces follows on from a MoU that was signed in 2016 by Etihad Rail, Etihad Raid DB and ADVETI.

The partnership aims to create opportunities for Emiratis in the UAE’s rail industry in support of Vision 2021. Participants will be able to specialise in one of four professions; train captain, train controller, rolling stock technician and systems technician.

The programme began on August 20th with a rail induction week in Munich, which was designed to prepare Emirati students for careers in the rail industry. Senior Etihad Rail DB and ADVETI officials led the trip, which included learning and networking sessions. The group also visited different DB railway facilities along with a simulation training facility and an operations control centre.

“We are delighted to achieve this milestone, and to sponsor and develop these bright Emirati talents who will form the bedrock of the UAE’s growing railway industry. The roll out of the Rail Diploma falls in line with our mandate to help realising UAE Vision 2021, facilitating a national transition into a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy. We look forward to providing unique opportunities in occupational training for student’s eager to pursue careers in the UAE’s rail industry. This would not have been possible without the help of both ADNOC and Etihad Rail; I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to both companies for their support throughout,” said HE AbdulMuhsen Younus, chairman of Etihad Rail DB.

Dr. Abdulrahman Jassim Al Hammadi, MD of ADVETI added, “It’s an honour for us to be able to contribute to the UAE’s emerging railway market, and to ensure business continuity and sustainability for the transportation infrastructure across the UAE through an initiative such as this. In all we do, we look to adopt the very best global practices and training methods. That’s why our partnership with Etihad Rail DB is so special, as it is one of the leading railway operators in the region.”

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