District cooling provider Empower has highlighted the importance of supporting its Emirati employees to pursue higher qualifications, including bachelor's and master’s degrees in business administration, project management, engineering management and data analysis.
Empower confirmed that investing in capability building and training of national cadres is the top priority of company’s sustainable plan to achieve the required educational level, to take the district cooling industry to new heights.
It also stressed that a holistic approach of career development for national capabilities is beneficial for the future of the district cooling sector, which will be led by competent future generations.
Empower says it provides “unlimited support” to employees seeking further education which would enhance their capabilities and knowledge in their respective field.
Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar said: “Investing in human capital tops our achievements and we are keen on developing their skills; to contribute effectively in building a national knowledge-based economy, as well as achieving an upsurge in the development of district cooling sector.
“We are working diligently to raise the scientific and technical level of our employees to achieve the highest standards of district cooling services.”
The company employs 750 employees. Emirati staff comprises 15% of the total, of which 48% are Emirati women, and 52% are men.
Emirati talents cover 40% of higher management positions and 33% of mid and administrative management levels.
Bin Shafar added: “Developing the capabilities of young aspiring Emiratis will promote the UAE's leading position, contribute effectively to the sustainable development plans at all levels.
“We believe that investing in the people, products and technologies should go hand in hand.
“We are keen to empower Emirati women and support their career development in district cooling industry, as we are always guided by the wise leadership in the UAE who believes in the capabilities of women as main partner in the country’s development and prosperity.
“We have faith in women’s capabilities to succeed in all fields and sectors they work in,” he concluded.”