Innovation Leaders Forum discusses the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tue 06-02-2018 23:49 PM

ABU DHABI, 6th February, 2018 (WAM) — Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) organised today the Innovation Leaders Forum as part of the activities of the 4th Technical and Vocational Education and Training, TVET Week 2018.

The opening ceremony was attended by Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director-General of ACTVET, Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and a number of TVET leaders.

The plenary session addressed the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the UAE Centennial 2071 Plan.

The forum will host ministers, officials and experts to analyze the best international practices and solutions and to review the needed projects to develop education system in different schools and universities, as well as encouraging youth to have innovative and creative projects.

TVET Week aims to inform prospective students about the benefits and advances in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), as well as to become the national platform for industry and government leaders, policy-makers, experts and educators to exchange ideas and expertise on future trends in the TVET sector. By focusing on the theme ‘Innovative TVET: Our Readiness to Lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, TVET Week 2018 addresses the critical factors in sustainable economic development linked to the alignment of graduates’ skills and qualifications with present and future labor market demand.

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