His Exellency Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, inspected the readiness of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) to organize the Global Skills Competition Abu Dhabi 2017, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces from 14-19 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, in the presence of Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Quality and Support Services, and Ali Al Marzouqi, Head of UAE Skills at Abu Dhabi Technical Center.
His Excellency stressed that the secret of the success of the UAE leading in many global strategic indicators stems from its ability to keep pace with modernity and its belief in the importance of the change that is in line with the latest developments of the age His Excellency expressed his great thanks and appreciation for the efforts of wise leadership to enable Abu Dhabi Technical Center to organize the largest and most exciting session in the history of international skills.
His Excellency was also keen to sit with the Emirates Skills Team, which will represent the UAE at this major international event. He will also participate in part of the activities of the International Youth Forum organized by Abu Dhabi Technical Center. He pointed out that the participants in the forum, will be held on the sidelines of the competition, presented fruitful discussions which focused on ways to advance the development of vocational and technical education. He stressed his confidence in the outcomes they will reach, which will be an engine for development through their pioneering and innovative ideas. His Excallency said "We are proud of the existence of this gathering of talented and knowledgeable young people who represent their countries in Global Skills 2017. The event, which is particularly important as it promotes the advancement of vocational and technical education, which has become a key element in achieving exceptional jumps in the economies of countries with the pressing need to make it more dynamic and consistent with the countries in plans of development and the employment of technological and cognitive means in the service of mankind ».
His Excellency explained that youth represent the strategic energy of any country and they are the real investment in the future. In this regard, the UAE seeks to enhance the investment opportunities of youth by introducing initiatives and programs, and creating a stimulating environment for them to unleash their abilities and energies. He pointed out that education is the basis of any successful breakthrough dreamed of. We must include the best practices in the educational system and at the same time, the youth should arm themselves with science and employ it to achieve the aspirations of their societies.
His Excellency Hussain Al Hammadi said "The scientific and cognitive revolution has provided fertile ground for youth to renovate, innovate and create. We must work to create a competent and educated generation, which masters the 21st century skills and capable of translating the vision of the state into concrete facts that will lead to further gains and constructions. He pointed out that young people must keep pace with the rapid changes to catch up with progress through the continuous development of their skills, and constant research in the fields of knowledge, and at the same time we should not forget the importance of associating this with decent morals and keeping the traditions of our communities.
His Excellency the Minister of Education urged young people to continue their efforts in continuing education and follow their dreams with perseverance and hard work to achieve what they wish. He pointed out that they may face some difficulties, obstacles, and challenges in the course of their academic or practical courses, but they must overcome them and continue the challenge until they reach their great national goals.
His Excellency described the participating young men as the elite and the best able people to make change and benefit their communities from their products, wishing them through their participation success, brilliance and excellence which meet their ambitions while serving humanity.
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