Al Rawabi Company vision is to provide tailor-made learning solutions and development programs that are encouraging, challenging and conducive in building a strong learning platform and building competencies that would benefit a growing economy.
Al Rawabi Academy has been built in line with the Company’s Core Values “Employee First” to optimize human capital efficiency and improve performance. It is dedicated to fostering academic excellence and growth opportunities through a quality, cost-effective management, vocational and technical education. Al Rawabi has had an immense amount of experience in managing education since 1989. Participants in our program learn much more than management theory and practice; they acquire new ways of thinking that can profoundly change their lives and the success of their organization. The Academy provides learning solutions both internally and externally.
Internally the Al Rawabi Academy would be running Competency driven Learning Programs for its existing workforce that would address the overall Al Rawabi Corporate Strategies. Whether it is on-boarding, on-the-job training, coaching, mentoring, or formal classroom training the purpose of the Internal Training team is to create a motivated, skilled, and well-organized workforce, that would ensure that Al Rawabi meets its strategic objectives. The ARA intends to develop a team of qualified SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) who would be developing function specific content and programs to ensure the organization’s training needs are fulfilled internally as a part of our learning strategy. These would include, but are not limited to:
- Developing Skills mandated by the authorities
- Developing Skills that current employees have and are needed to train the new hires
- Developing Skills that the workforce must gain to improve existing workflows
- Developing Skills that employees need to support a new product, market, or technology.
To ensure that real learning takes place and endures Al Rawabi Academy encourages an integrated and comprehensive approach by integrating both formal and experiential elements. A firm believer in employable learning methodologies, ARA learning principles are structured around how participants internalize and apply their theoretical knowledge by following the 70/20/10 formula.
Not limited to its workforce, Al Rawabi Academy intends to share its vast experience to the local market as well. ARA has established academic partnerships with various Global Universities to offer their training model to Young Local Talents, overseas students, and existing Al Rawabi Dairy Employees. These acclaimed institutions would align our learning initiatives with key business strategies. Our courses are taught by qualified lecturers with relevant industry experience. Our objective is to establish Dubai as an academic hub attracting local and overseas students. The academy’s mission is to provide students with a strong academic foundation with access to various specialized knowledge bases and prepare them both through interactive lecture-based learning as well as hands-on learning to become productive, competent professionals, and responsible citizens in a diverse, dynamic global arena. This is in sync with the Learning Strategy of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The ARA’s aim is to build career paths according to individual training plans to boost employee development opportunities and impart the skills that help their promotion. ARA provides free courses to Emirati students. Through this initiative ARA aims to attract large numbers of young Emirati men and women to work in Al Rawabi and other Dairy and Food companies in various GCC regions and cities.
The academy has a proven track record of significant improvement across the business cycle especially in the arena of improved productivity, sales volumes and margins, customer satisfaction, reducing costs and maintaining a positive work environment.