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22 February 2024

Adec debates first draft of strategy



The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) hosted a Technical and Professional Education Strategy Taskforce meeting to discuss the first draft of the council's technical and professional education (TaPE) strategy.

Industry leaders and professionals including Lord Kenneth Baker, member of the House of Lords and former Minister of Education in the UK, John Dawkins AO, Chairman of the Australian Qualifications Framework Council, and Peter Noonan, Director of Peter Noonan Consulting reviewed the development of the strategy and offered feedback for its effective implementation.

The main areas reviewed included: closely integrating TaPE with industry needs; expanding Emirati participation in TaPE; and driving excellence in the TaPE system.

"Our goal is to build a strong workforce in Abu Dhabi. We have already started working towards this by implementing our 10-Year Strategic Plan that looks at transforming the education system at primary and secondary school levels. The two strategies will be aligned to ensure students are developing the skills they need from early years for future education and their careers," said Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director-General of ADEC.

"Partnering with leading companies and professionals present today assists us in integrating training solutions and developing the skills needed for a knowledge-based economy. With world-class skills, we will help Abu Dhabi's students be competitive and productive in the world of work," added Al Khaili.


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