Society of Engineers and Institute of Civil Engineering formalise partnership
The UAE Society of Engineers (SoE) and the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to introduce a framework of professional qualifications in the region, in the face of a potential skills shortage over the coming few years.
Signed yesterday between ICE president Richard Coakley and SoE, the MoU will also grant ICE members access to the SoE’s vast technical library.
“We both recognise that we have a number of similar challenges ahead of us relating to the lack of engineers coming through the education system and also on one of the things UAE SoE is trying to do is to look at how it can move forward to set up its own professional qualification process,” said spokesperson Mark Jameson.
“Members from over 200 countries recognised with them here so we want to look at how they can set up a professional process for qualifications and accreditation system in line with other organisations around the world.
“There are a lot of mutual benefits in coming together and obviously this is just the start of what we hope will be a long term relationship as we work together to help develop the industry here in the UAE,” Jameson added.