Middle East Rail to feature inaugural Rail Career Zone
The inaugural Rail Career Zone will be set alongside Middle East Rail exhibition and conference taking place on March 9th at Dubai International Convention Centre.
The Career Zone will provide current and future engineering graduates with direct access to regional rail operators, government authorities, leading multinational rail suppliers to learn about exciting career opportunities in the region's burgeoning rail sector.
Young professionals who have already embarked on successful careers in rail engineering will also be present to share their experiences and answer any questions future students might have.
The 10th edition of Middle East Rail will be held in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development UAE and the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime.
Terrapinn, organisers of the Middle East Rail, have partnered with Howarth & Co, founder of National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering in the UK and an international project management consultancy firm to coordinate career advice sessions and interactive workshops, games and videos presentations in the Zone.
“The region is home to some of the largest railway projects in the world and a number of large and small scale public and private-sector infrastructure projects are currently in progress,” said Dr. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, minister of Infrastructure Development and chairman, Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, UAE.
“As engineering disciplines become more specialised, it is extremely important for the students to understand the industry demands and trends so that they can align their academic field experience and skillset with the opportunities and economic needs of the future,” he added.
Gil Howarth, chief executive, Howarth & Co’s said: “We see this initiative as the start of a major ongoing programme of industry promotion within schools, colleges and universities. People are a nation’s greatest asset and we are delighted to have the support of the Federal Transport Authority in moving this localisation programme forward.”