Abu Dhabi’s Miral & ADGMA to establish educational program for Emirati talent

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Miral_ADGMA collaboration
Officials at agreement signing

Miral, the Abu Dhabi-based leading curator of immersive destinations and experiences, and Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA), the knowledge arm of the UAE’s capital international financial center, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), have signed an agreement to train and develop the next generation of Emirati talent.

The agreement also aims to upskill Miral Group’s existing employees across various roles to meet the changing demands of the market over the next three years.

Miral and ADGMA will collaborate to establish an educational program, which will deliver several initiatives aimed at developing Emirati talent. The initiatives include developing training for existing employees to meet the skill requirements for maintaining a highly efficient workforce, and launching new programs and courses related to Miral’s business to promote continuous learning.

The agreement was signed by Ms. Mariam Al Musharrekh, Executive Director of Human Resources at Miral Group, and Mr. Abdulla Al Suwaidi who is a Member of the ADGM Academy Board of Directors and the Human Capital Director at ADGM.

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi_Miral_ADGMA educational program
Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi
CEO – Miral

“Miral is committed to accelerating the realization of Abu Dhabi’s tourism growth and contributing to the industry’s ecosystem. We have an important responsibility when it comes to job creation as well as attracting and developing Emirati talent. This strategic collaboration complements our existing training and development programs, playing a vital role in further upskilling and nurturing our Emirati talent to thrive and become future leaders within the industry.”

Mr. Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, Chairman of ADGM Academy Board of Directors said that “By offering tailored training programs backed by international qualifications and certifications, and fostering a culture of continuous learning, we are preparing the future generation of the UAE to continue and lead the ambitious journey of the country’s progress. Both ADGM Academy and Miral are aligned in our common mission to empower and equip next-gen Emirati professionals with the necessary skillset that will drive tangible growth in their careers in the coming years. This is based on the fundamental approach of ADGMA to upskill, re-skill, and developing existing and new talent to ensure everyone can adapt to the changing market needs.

A key part of the offering will be access to The Financial Job Centre, designed by the ADGM Academy in collaboration with the Human Resources Authority (HRA) to increase the number of Emiratis in the workforce and their contribution to the economy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. 

It offers a 12-week program divided into three stages: The Fundamental Stage, designed to develop participant’s soft and hard skills; The Summative Stage, an employability program aiming to further develop and enhance the participant’s skills and knowledge required for today’s employment marketplace; and concluding with the crucial Proficiency Stage, a four-week on-the-job learning experience that will allow participants to have first-hand experience and training.

The new partnership with ADGM Academy is part of Miral’s CSR strategy focusing on the Skill Development pillar, which includes a number of initiatives to provide opportunities for vocational skills training and upskilling of its employees.

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