Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi
Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s goal of creating a knowledge-based economy that is not solely dependent on oil will largely rely on an educated work
force that is capable of handling the latest developments and challenges of the 21st century, said policymakers and experts in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Now in its third edition, the Leaders Forum, organised by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, focused on discussing the best ways of creating a sustainable post-oil economy in the UAE.
“The educational aspect in creating a knowledge-based economy should be complete and comprehensive in order to make it one of the best in the world. We have carried out many studies and chose the best methodology that goes hand in hand with the needs of the UAE in this very important phase of the country,” said Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education.
“We want to move from an economy based on oil to a new economy based on the human knowledge of both nationals and expatriates alike who will use knowledge as a tool to compete and move the country forward,” he added.
Al Hammadi explained the need for creating specialised education courses that matched the requirements of the job market.
Leaders Forum kicks off innovation week organised by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training