Considered to be one of Emirates Steel’s most important priorities, training UAE nationals reflects the Abu Dhabi Government’s vision to develop our national human capital. Through partnerships with local universities, colleges, and vocational high schools we contribute to the development of qualified nationals to lead the future of Emirates Steel and the rapidly expanding industries of the country. So far we have succeeded in our Emiratization drive and our rate of nationalization, currently at 19%, stands witness to that. Up from a meager 9% in 2006, we plan to grow the number of UAE nationals within our workforce to reach 30% by 2018.