Parsons supports Emirates Foundation's real step training project
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, February 06 - 2013 at 09:09
- PRESS RELEASE
Parsons is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the Kafa'at Real Step Training, a project of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development. The project, which falls under the Foundation's larger Kafa'at Programme, is aimed at unlocking young Emirati talent and developing career pathways to the private sector.
Participants were offered insight into working for Parsons, and they had the opportunity to meet people from several departments and see what their work is like.
The Work Experience portion of the training took place over 5 days at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, where Parsons serves as programme manager for the airport's expansion.
Participants were given specific tasks to experience what it's like to work on a project.
"We enjoyed hosting such high-potential young Emiratis at our company, and we will continue supporting the leadership of the United Arab Emirates in achieving its youth development goals," said Guy Mehula, Parsons MENA+ President.
"We are grateful that partners like Parsons are helping the Emirates Foundation achieve one of its long-term goals to encourage Emirati youth to understand and experience the private sector as a career option through its Kafa'at Real Step Training Project," said Maytha Al Habsi, Emirates Foundation Chief Programmes Officer.
Parsons actively looks for ways to support the Emirati community. In October 2012, the corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) to offer 3-year internships to its top students.
Parsons has been working in the MENA+ region (Middle East, North Africa, and the northern Mediterranean Sea border countries) for more than 60 years and has offices in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Rome, Istanbul, and Athens. Parsons' portfolio of ongoing projects in the MENA+ region includes major highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure, plus hospitals, public schools, universities, mosques, and other public buildings.
Parsons, celebrating nearly 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, programme/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.
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