The 'Campus to Corporate' CSR initiative relies on Raqmiyat's expansive knowledge of global industries and various regional industry segments and utilizes this as a platform to provide training and development for fresh graduates in the UAE. Further, the initiative at the University of Sharjah bore testament to the company's continued commitment to the development of talent within the region. In addition to discussions on skills development, Mabel Kuri, Human Resources Manager, Raqmiyat, and Mario Deniese, Human Resources Executive, Raqmiyat, also gave students demonstrations on CV and cover letter writing, interview etiquettes and job search techniques.
"Today's generation of students needs to be aware that the country's job market has become fierce and highly-competitive and one of the ways to keep them one step ahead is to be well-versed and knowledgeable on new trends and innovations, within their desired industries. We believe that adequate knowledge, combined with proper motivation and exposure to real-life situations can help increase the chances of our local students to succeed in the competitive market here and abroad. The 'Campus to Corporate' CSR initiative demonstrates our interest in grooming UAE's next batch of professionals, and the successful response we have received from this initial launch has prompted us to further this initiative across the country's top colleges and universities."
said Mabel Kuri.
Overwhelmed with the positive response to the 'Campus to Corporate' launch, Raqmiyat is now looking towards partnering with more UAE-based universities and colleges to help bolster the CSR initiative. Given Raqmiyat's experience within the region, the company is ideally positioned to provide training and skills development to graduates as part of its commitment to the development of talent within the region.
"We are highly appreciative of this initiative taken by Raqmiyat, as this will definitely help our students become more dynamic and performance-oriented members of the work force. Such programs are absolutely essential at a time like this, especially from a key market player who is strong in providing unique solutions to the various sectors in the UAE," concluded Rana Kabbani, Coordinator - Career Advising and Student Training Office, University of Sharjah.