Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, witnessed part of the “Leaders Forum” activities that were held today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center as part of the “Technical Education Week” And Innovation 2022” organized by the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, until tomorrow, Thursday. His Highness attended part of the inspiring Emirati youth sessions that were held as part of the forum’s activities, during which a group of the nation’s youth presented their educational journey in the field of applied technology and the experiences and skills they acquired to begin their professional journey in the various state institutions.
His Highness expressed his pride in this group of the nation’s youth, stressing that the journey of the UAE’s achievements and leadership in all fields continues in the next fifty years with the ambition of its youth, their constant aspiration for excellence and uniqueness, and their keenness to arm themselves with the finest skills and modern knowledge to play an active role in the country’s sustainable development process.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan toured the exhibition of innovative projects and industries accompanying the forum and included a group of innovative projects implemented by students of applied technology in a number of fields, including aviation, automotive technologies, construction engineering and decoration.
His Highness praised their perseverance and their keenness to adopt the path of creativity and innovation in their educational path and to ensure the weight of their skills and the development of their capabilities permanently. His Highness also praised the Leaders Forum organized by the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training and its innovative initiatives and programs that contribute to preparing future generations and qualifying them optimally for future jobs.
The Leaders Forum was attended by His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi, Ghannam Butti Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Emirati Competitiveness Council, Rashid Abdul Karim Al Balushi, Undersecretary of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, and Engineer Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary The Department of Community Development, Major General Thani Butti Al Shamsi, Director of the Saif Bin Zayed Academy for Police and Security Sciences, Abdullah Humaid Al Ameri, Acting Director General of the Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority, Engineer Ali Muhammad Al Marzouqi, Head of Emirates Skills at the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and a number of senior officials. During the opening session of the forum, His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri spoke, via remote visual communication, about “new job opportunities in the future economy,” stressing that the wise leadership attaches great importance to innovation, science and technologies as an engine for building human cadres, which ensures the merit of UAE youth with future jobs. For his part, Dr. Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, expressed his full appreciation for the support of the rational leadership of the educational system in the country and for enabling “Abu Dhabi Technical” to make permanent development in its strategy in order to ensure the continued development of the specialized education system in the country in a way that enables university institutions And the secondary, educational and training centers of the center to fulfill their role in the hopeful manner and in accordance with international standards.
He stressed the keenness to graduate qualified nationals to fill future jobs, meet the requirements of a knowledge-based economy, and support efforts made to achieve sustainable development in all fields. His Excellency also extended his thanks and appreciation to H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, for his generous patronage of the Forum and the Technical Education and Innovation Week, praising the presence of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, for the forum’s activities and his participation in the UAE youth sessions.
For his part, Ghannam Butti Al Mazrouei gave a presentation during the forum, in which he stressed that in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in raising the efficiency and competitiveness of national cadres, the Nafees program emerges as an important and effective partner in enhancing the contribution of Emirati youth to the national workforce in various professional sectors. And he indicated that the Nafes program aims to raise the competitive efficiency of the national cadres and enable them to occupy jobs in the private sector institutions in the country, under the umbrella of the programs and initiatives of the “50 Projects” with the aim of achieving a qualitative leap in the development path in the UAE, stressing the importance of cooperation between “Nafis” and “Abu Dhabi”. Technical” in dedicating a world-class training and qualification system that allows Emirati youth to raise their efficiency and enhance their professional capabilities and skills.
He pointed to the role of vocational and technical education in supporting the national economy, especially in labor markets that require specific skills through specialized vocational education centers and academies. He said, “The vocational and technical education sector has always enjoyed the support of our wise leadership by launching initiatives and organizing many events that fall within the framework of developing technical education, including the Technical Education and Innovation Week and the Leaders Forum, which provides an opportunity to learn about the world’s leading experiences in developing future jobs, and to empower Qualifying cadres to fill these jobs with the highest levels of efficiency.” He praised Abu Dhabi Technical’s efforts in providing a pioneering academic and applied environment, in accordance with the latest international standards, that actively contribute to developing students’ skills and enhancing their competitive capabilities, stressing that the center’s objectives coincide with the objectives of the “Nafis” program in raising the competitiveness of national cadres.
He pointed out that “Nafis” offers many advantages of support and specialized training programs, as part of two packages of initiatives within the framework of the program. He added, “We are moving towards a future based on the fourth industrial revolution and artificial intelligence, so the more knowledgeable the employee with the skills related to artificial intelligence, the greater his chances of achieving professional success, and becoming worthy of the best jobs, and vocational training programs have become more advanced and advanced, and developing future skills is part of It is part of our national business development system. Therefore, the Nafes training programs, which are the Competencies Program, the Nursing Sector Staff Development Program, the Experience Program, in addition to the Vocational Guidance Program, focus on raising efficiency and developing skills in various fields, to support and qualify national cadres to be worthy of filling future jobs, and able to occupy leading positions in their various professional positions.” He concluded, “The Emirati man is our first and most important goal, so our wise leadership has made him a priority, and has taken upon himself to support, empower and qualify him with the best means, to give him the opportunity to develop himself, enhance his skills and raise his competitiveness, and thus achieve the professional success that he aspires to.”
The forum witnessed the “Future Economy and Sustainable Growth” session, with the participation of David Howe, CEO of the Global Skills Asia Organization, Dr. Omar Hatamleh of NASA, Executive Director of the Space Studies Program at the International Space University, Marcel van de Krijk, Director of Operations at Al Bawardi Damen, and Ayal Somesh, Director of the International Space University. The Boeing Aviation Office of Applied Innovation and Dr. Amry Jake, Director of Energy Storage Research at the US Department of Energy, reviewed the latest developments in the world of space, aviation, energy and future jobs. A group of applied technology high school graduates also participated in the inspiring Emirati youth session, including Dr. Maryam Obaid Ibrahim, Head of Internship Doctors at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Saeed Ahmed Al Jabri, Financial Analyst at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Farha Al Buraiki, Project Engineer at TRANSCO, and Ahmed Al Zarouni, Assistant Teacher. and a laboratory technician at the Applied Technology High School, and Maitha Al-Afifi, an engineer at Borouge, who praised the many skills they acquired during their technical and vocational education studies.