The UAE Cabinet has approved plans for a new advanced skills strategy, focused at maintaining the country’s “competitive edge”.
The Strategy for the Advanced Skills National Programme is being launched to ensure the UAE remains at the top of global advancements in key areas such as education and the economy.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who chaired the cabinet meeting, said this policy is being adopted to ensure Emiratis are fully prepared for an ever-changing society.
As part of the main plan, advanced skills required in the UAE government will be in a collaboration with more than 70 companies and groups representing 13 sectors, locally and globally.
The UAE government will work hand in hand with the public and private sector, academic institutions, as well as students and employees to help future-proof the country.
The cabinet also mentioned the formation of an Advanced Skills Council, getting representatives from a raft of authorities, including the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, and Knowledge and Human Development Authority, to oversee the initiative.