Themar Academy Launched At VIP Reception In Abu Dhabi
Themar Academy, a leader in quality qualification-based vocational education and skills training, was launched in the presence of VIPs, industry leaders and regulators at an exclusive launch ceremony hosted at Themar Academy headquarters located in the twofour54 campus in Abu Dhabi. Attendees included senior executives from the National Qualifications Authority, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Development Company, Oman Bank, ACTVET and the CEO of twofour54, H.E. Noura Al Kaabi.
Themar Academy was created to address the gap between Emirati youth and the labour market demand in the UAE and broader GCC. As the first private centre to seek approval by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education & Training (ACTVET) for the delivery of NQA qualifications-based training, and already approved by the Institute of Leadership & Management Institute (ILM) and City & Guilds, and on track to accreditation by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA), Themar Academy is a pioneering vocational training provider that delivers real and perceived outcomes to learners enrolled in their engaging and interactive programs.
Hala Al-Turki, CEO of Themar Academy, said: “We are proud to announce the launch of Themar Academy in Abu Dhabi. We recognize that this is a unique opportunity to introduce unparalleled standards in vocational training delivery and outcome quality that the markets across the region have been struggling to maintain.”
“Our ultimate aim has been to support the government’s ongoing efforts in raising the vocational training industry quality standards, serving as the benchmark for qualifications-based training in the UAE and region,” she added.
“Themar will play an integral role in the realization of Abu Dhabi 2030 vision by equipping young Emiratis with the necessary skills development and training that will be meaningful, relevant and transferable in the evolving market,” she concluded.
Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of TwoFour54, commented: “Twofour54 is pleased to support Themar Academy as it endeavours to bridge the existing skills gap in the Emirati workforce. Themar Academy is committed to strengthening the Arabic talent pool across the region by offering quality, jobs relevant training aimed at supporting talent in achieving their full potential in the private sector.”
Themar has institutionalized robust internal quality control measures and will deliver on-going training and development to its staff to ensure learners are supported in developing the skills and behaviours needed for effective involvement in their work and future growth. Ultimately, Themar aims to contribute to the national workforce development by offering quality vocational training and skills development opportunities.
Themar Academy house its 650sqm premises at the vibrant twofour54 headquarters building in which it can accommodate up to 500 learners every month. The current space accommodates a management/faculty office area, a learners’ lounge and includes a training area which comprises of a total of eight modern training halls. By being in the heart of the media zone, learners will have access to greater opportunities for employment, work placements and internships. Themar aims at running four, quality and affordable qualification programs each month and expects approximately 6,000 trainees per year.
Qualification units that will be offered by Themar include: leadership & administration, problem solving and decision-making, understanding innovation and change in organizations, business writing and understanding standards and customer service requirements.
In the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision, the government has clearly identified the need to develop a highly skilled and highly productive work force. Federal and local government entities have launched several nationalization initiatives designed to provide skills training and mentorship programs to nationals. With recent development and the prominence of Absher, an initiative launched under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and led by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, enhancing the role of UAE nationals in the private sector has emerged as a key priority in the UAE.
The Academy, which is privately funded by shareholders, plans on expansion across the UAE and region in the coming years.