The ownership and management of the Sharjah Institute of Technology (SIT) on Thursday was transferred from Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) as from 1 September according to a new agreement between the chamber and the Abu Dhabi-owned center.
An agreement was signed by in Sharjah Ahmed Mohammed Al-Midfa, the director general of SCCI and Mubarak Saeed Al-Shamsi, the deputy director general of ACTVET.
The students who were enrolled at SIT will complete their studies at the institute for two years and will keep the same benefits till graduation.
The transfer was in line with directives from H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah.
SIT was created in 2003 to offer UK based vocational qualifications.
ACTVET was created by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council in 2010 to lead technical and vocational training in the emirate.