DEWA’s programmes prepare national expertise with tools to design the future

DEWA’s programmes prepare national expertise with tools to design the future

DUBAI, 8th September, 2022 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is committed to promoting Emiratisation in its various divisions by adopting an integrated strategy to support and prepare UAE nationals to fill all engineering, technical and administrative jobs at DEWA.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said, "DEWA is one of the largest government organisations that attract citizens. It is also one of the largest government organisations in the UAE that is keen on recruiting, qualifying, and developing national calibre. The percentage of Emiratisation at DEWA has reached 88.14 percent in senior management. The number of Emirati employees at DEWA exceeds 3,388 males and females in various positions, including 1,889 employees in technical positions are 587 female engineers. This supports efforts to empower women in the country."

DEWA has launched several pioneering projects and programmes to empower national calibre. The most prominent of these projects are: DEWA Academy DEWA launched DEWA Academy in 2013 in cooperation with the British Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC). Since its establishment, the academy has received 502 students, and 288 graduates are now working in the energy distribution division, the energy and water generation division, the power transmission division, and the water and civil division at DEWA.

The academy has 202 students enrolled in the academic year 2022-2023, effectively moving forward with their education system.

Master’s programme In 2019, DEWA launched a master’s programme in future energy systems and technologies in cooperation with Berkeley University - California. So far, 35 employees have graduated from the programme in the first batch in 2020. From the second batch, 58 students have successfully graduated, in addition to 108 employees currently registered in the second and third batches of the programme. Some 50 students have joined the third batch and are expected to graduate in 2023.

In addition, DEWA allowed its national employees to enrol in a master’s programme (Micro Masters) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the disciplines of Statistics and Data Sciences, Supply Chain Management, and Data Policies, Economics and Development.

DEWA launched the Frontiers Leadership Development Programme in 2007, in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG). Since its launch, 192 participants have graduated. In 2021, DEWA launched the 5th batch of the programme with 30 employees.

DEWA provides post-graduate scholarships for Emiratis to develop their academic career and thus improve the work environment.

Source: WAM/Esraa Ismail/MOHD AAMIR