DHABI, 16th April, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy
Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, today explored the latest methods
developed by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and
Training, ACTVET, for manufacturing furniture using 3D printing, as well as the
way it trains Emirati students on this latest global technology, which was
developed for the first time in the Middle East.
Hazza stated that such advanced technologies were made possible by the efforts
of the wise leadership, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed
Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President,
Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed
Forces, and their brothers, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers
of the Emirates, to enable the ACTVET and other national institutions to create
qualified future generations who specialise in various industrial and
this statement while inspecting the activities of the 11th EmiratesSkills
National Competition, which was organised by the ACTVET from 15th to 17th April
in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, under the patronage of H.H.
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU),
President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme
Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF).
bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi,
Minister of State; Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, and others were present.
Hazza toured the various pavilions of the competition, which include aircraft
maintenance, car maintenance and robot design while Mubarak Al Shamsi,
Director-General of the ACTVET, explained, to him, the competition’s programme,
mechanisms and conditions, as well as the current and future plans of the
competition and its development over 11 years.
Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council met with 402 Emirati youths
participating in the competition in 51 engineering, technological and technical
categories, with the participation of leading national institutions, including
the Ministry of Education, the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and
Research, the Institute of Applied Technology, the Fatima College of Health
Sciences, the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute, ADVETI,
and various national universities and educational institutions.
competition will help establish the active role of the youth in achieving the
country’s industrial future, which includes all engineering specialisations
required to advance the UAE’s present and future, through many development
projects that cover many areas, such as renewable energy, space and aerospace,
are proud of the spirited competition between the youth, which highlights their
capability to compete internationally, creating advanced and creative national
generations who are qualified," he added.
Hazza called on the youth to continue their innovative research efforts, which
will achieve their local, regional and international scientific aspirations.
Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, said that the 11th edition of
the competition reflects the advanced strategy supported by the wise leadership
to create national manpower who are creative and capable of creating the future
while highlighting the importance of discovering and training national
adequacies and capabilities, and preparing promising generations of creative
citizens who are capable of answering the requirements of social development
and comprehensive industrial, economic and social advancement.
Hussain bin Ibrahim Al
Hammadi, Minister of Education, said that the competition aims to discover and
highlight the capabilities and skills of students of all educational
institutions while affirming the keenness of the Ministry of Education to
increase the number and categories of participating students to include people
of determination, children and the youth.
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