Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) launched on Sunday 'Mehnati' Training Program for the seventh consecutive year with the participation of 15 students from UAE colleges and universities as part of the summer training program 2012.
Mehnati is a short- term program provided for all UAE nationals graduated from colleges and universities who are planning to gain practical work experience. The national College and university undergraduates will be provided excellent learning opportunities during the summer development program.
The training program, which continues until August 9, provides practical training to university undergraduates to help develop their skills and experience in the field of Islamic banking whereas the participating students will receive theoretical and practical lessons conducted by specialists in the field.
The trainees are distributed to the bank's various sections and branches where they will receive hands on training in accordance with a predetermined time schedule, in collaboration with the Sharjah Human Resources Department.
The program, conducted at the bank's main office in Sharjah, began with a reception of the trainees and a welcome note by Fatima Al Suwaidi, Head of SIB Emiratization Section, followed by a presentation on the program and the bank, its sections and branches, as well as its business and staff. The trainees will be enrolled in a number of training courses and practical trainings to help them develop their skills in banking. This program helps the trainees to start their career life and enhance their knowledge and performance by exposure to Islamic Banking knowledge, soft skills, hands on training and special mentoring programs along side with theoretical and practical learning channels.
Speaking on this occasion, Eman Jassim, Head of Human Resources Group at Sharjah Islamic Bank, said: "The program is in line with the bank's continuous eagerness to help qualified and talented Emirati nationals develop their skills and gain the experience needed in the banking field, a move that demonstrates the bank's commitment towards the principles of social responsibility."
The student trainees praised the efforts made by SIB Management to support and develop Emirati talent and lauded the bank's commitment to social responsibility towards the youth. They thanked the bank and its staff for their efforts and the quality of the training program and its time schedule.
Sharjah Islamic Bank is always keen to engage young Emirati graduated from various colleges and universities with degrees in finance and business in training courses and development programs, to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge in banking through so as to be qualified enough to start their career life, empowered with experience and competence.
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