To commemorate the annual World Youth Skills Day on 15th July, Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) has hosted a series of activities at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. These activities highlighted the significance of providing young people with the knowledge and proficiencies required to enter the workforce.
His Excellency Dr. Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, said: “Success of students reflects UAE leadership's commitment to empowering Emirati youth for future employment opportunities.”
As part of World Youth Skills Day 2023 activities, ACTVET participated alongside students from its affiliated institutes such as Fatima College of Health Sciences and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic as well EmiratesSkills which operates under its umbrella. The participating students showcased their expertise in fields such as Nursing, Health Consulting, Emergency Care, Mental Health, Cyber Security, as well as demonstrated professional and technical skills in Electronics, Automobile Technology and Virtual Welding. This event provided a valuable opportunity for young individuals to explore the offerings of technical and vocational education and training, enabling them to acquire the necessary skills for success in the job market.
His Excellency Dr. Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of ACTVET, said: “The UAE places great importance on fulfilling the requirements and ambitions of young Emiratis. It seeks to empower and motivate them to cultivate their skills and talents, enabling them to make significant contributions in various fields and contribute to the nation's sustainable progress. World Youth Skills Day serves as an opportunity to highlight the positive impact of technical and vocational education and training on young individuals.”
The assessment of students' capabilities and skills across technical and vocational sectors aligns with the centre’s roadmap to enhance the quality of technical and vocational education and training outcomes while keeping pace with the present and future labour market demands.