Universities work to bridge gap between graduates and job market

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Universities taking part at the Tawdheef job fair in Abu Dhabi say they are working on several different initiatives to ensure their students and graduates are well equipped with the skills the private sector are looking for, including internships and partnerships with both the government and private sectors.

The three-day fair has attracted thousands of Emiratis who have submitted their CVs to a host of both private and public entities, with the job fair providing a great opportunity for direct contact between Emirati jobseekers and the companies who are looking to hire.

“Having our graduates ready and equipped with the relevant needs of the job market is something that we are heavily focusing on,” said Abdullah Al Hosani, associate director, Communications Department at Higher Colleges of Technology, who acknowledged the need to bridge the gap between the needs of the job market and the skills of graduates.