Technology to be on display at career show

Vocational students’ technological innovation will be showcased at this year’s NAJAH Education, Training and Careers exhibition in an effort to encourage students to get into vocational and technical education.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 27 Aug 2012, 8:40 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:54 AM

“Vocational and technical training is an essential part of the UAE educational system, and a technically-skilled workforce in areas such as aerospace, nuclear energy, the semiconductor industry and other vocational sectors are crucial to the development and diversification of our economy,” said Suhail Saleh Al Mansouri, senior officer of Corporate Affairs at the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).

He noted that the display of projects at NAJAH is a great way of showcasing the latest innovative ideas of Emirati talent, as the Abu Dhabi government looks at increasing the rate of young Emiratis studying vocational and technical education in the emirate to 30 per cent by 2016.

The ten outstanding student projects from campuses under the ACTVET umbrella will be on display at NAJAH from October 16 to 18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) before going on to compete at the Emirates Skills National Competition early next year.

“The display of top student projects will demonstrate the vocational skills and knowledge our students have developed,” said Al Mansouri.

Created in 2010 by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, ACTVET currently presides over technical and vocational educational institutions in Abu Dhabi as well as, dozens of campuses across the UAE falling under the banner of the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI), and the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT).

Now in its sixth year, NAJAH is laying the platform for international and local education providers to reach out to young Emiratis contemplating their future career direction and educational aspirations. olivia@khaleejtimes.com



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