Rabdan Academy recognised as Finalist for LinkedIn Rising Star award
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 November 2019: Rabdan Academy was recognised as finalist in the LinkedIn Rising Star Award for the government sector in the fifth edition of LinkedIn Talent Awards MENA 2019. The LinkedIn Talent Awards are a recognition awarded by LinkedIn to companies based on their utilisation of LinkedIn solutions and activities. Based in Abu Dhabi, the Academy specialises in safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management.
The award aims to celebrate the achievements of individuals, business owners, and teams, who have adopted LinkedIn Talent Solutions, and achieved a significant impact on their business. The award categories include Top Social Recruiter, LinkedIn Rising Star, Best Talent Acquisition Team, Best Employer Brand on LinkedIn, Talent Intelligence Pioneer, Top Digital Sales Team, and Best Culture of Learning.
Rabdan Academy has attracted international university professors, based on the professionalism of its research team. The Academy has also succeeded in increasing its follower base and average company page visits on LinkedIn in a short period of time.
The LinkedIn Rising Star Award was received by Hasan Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Advisor and Director of the Marketing and Communications Department at Rabdan Academy, during a ceremony that was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as senior officials from LinkedIn and government officials from the UAE and MENA.
Dr. Faisal Al Ayyan, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, expressed his happiness for receiving this award as it reflects the team’s efforts in acquiring the best talents and experts in the field of education, training and management. The award also reflects Rabdan Academy’s commitment to providing a stimulating work environment that contributes to attracting distinguished Emirati talents through LinkedIn solutions. Al Ayyan commended LinkedIn’s efforts in providing tools and solutions that help organisations to attract the competencies that they need.
“At Rabdan Academy, we are keen on providing an ideal environment that provides excellent education, to support the vision of our wise leadership in improving performance and offering continuous training for national talents, in line with the highest international standards and best practices, to keep abreast with the latest developments in the field. We always seek to attract and develop Emirati cadres, to empower and motivate them to become future leaders. The Academy aims to become a national centre that prepares Emirati youth in the safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management sectors, and qualifies them to be able to deal with the requirements of today and the challenges of the future,” added Al Ayyan.
Ali Matar, President of LinkedIn, the Middle East and Emerging Markets in Europe and Africa, said: “The participation of large companies in the LinkedIn Awards demonstrates a real commitment to developing talent and providing them with the tools and expertise to achieve the career development they aspire to.” LinkedIn is an important source of data. We can work together to help shape a better future for the workforce within and outside the region.”
Rabdan Academy is the first in UAE to provide learning in a dual approach, combining academic and vocational education in one place whilst recognising prior learning and experience and providing accredited and transferable credit from course to course and job to job. The Academy also aims to maintain a futuristic and multidisciplinary educational environment, capable of supporting government organisations in the UAE, through Emirati talents, who are specialised in safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management sectors.