Sun 12-08-2018 14:00 PM
DUBAI, 12th August, 2018 (WAM) -- The Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has emphasised the role of Emirati youth in driving its corporate performance through capitalising on their innovative ideas and technical skills.
Speaking on the occasion of the International Youth Day celebrations, which is marked on 12th August, Laila Faridoon, Executive Director of the Office of the Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors cum Chairperson of the Higher Committee for Envisioning the Future at RTA, said, "RTA employs more than 400 male and female Emiratis aged below 30 who have excellent occupational abilities. To enrich their role, RTA had launched the Youth Council in 2016 comprising of Emirati employees from various agencies and sectors of RTA."
She added that the authority has endorsed the Youth Council Plan 2018-2019 focused on four pillars; career progression, envisioning the future, engaging youth in RTA projects, and external participation.
"The first pillar relates to career development and occupational training. The second is concerned with the engagement of youth in RTA future projects and prompting them to figure out creative solutions for challenges encountered and introduce cutting-edge technologies for mobility solutions in coordination with the private sector," Faridoon said.
She added that the third pillar covers the attraction of influential youths to showcase their experiences and achievements in knowledge transfer, organising exhibitions for SMEs of RTA youths, and establishing youth communication channels such as meetings, workshops and lectures.
The fourth pillar is concerned with external initiatives such as communication with UAE Youth Council, youth councils of government entities and Meals on Wheels initiative in Ramadan to name a few," she explained.
RTA Youth Council had participated in several activities and programmes such as Leadership Forum at RTA, ‘Engineers x Youth’ initiative at the Dubai Municipality and Building the Future held by Dubai Future Academy, among others.
The 2018-2019 Plan includes an array of initiatives for upgrading the skills of Emirati youth and encouraging them to be innovative to serve RTA’s strategic objectives.