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EDGE Joins Tawdheef as Advanced Technology Partner

26 January 2020
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EDGE will showcase 19 entities as it seeks to build pipeline of extraordinary talent

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 January 2020 - EDGE, the advanced technology group for defence and beyond, today announced that it will be the Advanced Technology Partner of the upcoming edition of Tawdheef, the UAE’s leading event for Emiratisation, with a focus on employment, career development and entrepreneurship. The company will have the largest presence at the event.

Set to run at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 27 to 29 January 2020, Tawdheef offers EDGE the opportunity to showcase its cutting-edge capabilities to Emirati talent seeking a career in advanced technology and defence.

Leveraging breakthrough advanced technologies and collaborating with some of the brightest minds across the globe, EDGE is building opportunities for top talent in the advanced technology industry, through both short and long-term training and education programmes. The company aims to consolidate a global pipeline of talent in line with its product development roadmap, and is investing extensively across key R&D domains to ensure that it sets the benchmark for innovation in the UAE.

Speaking on the company’s participation in the 2020 edition of Tawdheef, His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, CEO and Managing Director, EDGE, said: “At EDGE, we are developing technology at the speed of change, and rely on the brightest minds from all over the world to pioneer the future through agile, bold and disruptive solutions. Local talent plays a critical role within our workforce, and we are keen to build a strong pipeline of talent while contributing to the wider UAE knowledge-based economy.”

He added: “Tawdheef provides us with a unique platform to highlight our capacities and opportunities to both high-school students and fresh graduates, while emphasising that we offer a clear career path in the advanced technology domain, here in the UAE.”

With UAE nationals working at all levels of EDGE, the advanced technology company offers exceptional mentorship opportunities – providing world-class professional development and training programmes, including overseas opportunities to further develop skills. EDGE supports the nation in achieving the goals set out within the UAE Centennial 2071 Plan.

Its 19 participating entities are: ADASI, ADSB, Al Jasoor, Al Taif, Al Tariq, AMMROC, Beacon Red, Caracal, EARTH, EPI, GAL, Halcon, Horizon, Jaheziya, Knowledge Point, Lahab, NIMR, Remaya, SIGN4L.

Tawdheef has always served the purpose of supporting the government mandate in boosting the share of UAE nationals in the local workforce, and will this year introduce a new focus on ‘Preparing and Educating the UAE Youth’.

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