Over 1,200 Emirati students from grades nine to 11 are to benefit from "Skills for Life", a summer programme to be launched in July by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).
The three-week programme is free of charge. Disciplines will include English language, engineering design, microcontrollers (computer chips), computer technology, aviation, health sciences, physical education and cultural activities.
The programme is organised by the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT), Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) and Emirates Skills, according to Mubarak Al Shamsi, Deputy Director General of ACTVET.
It will be delivered in 15 educational institutions from July 3 to July 26. Each institute will offer a number of disciplines.
"IAT, for instance, will focus on developing English language skills, technological skills, web design, robotics design and computer technology, while Al Ain International Aviation Academy will provide courses in design and maintenance of aircraft and engines," Al Shamsi said.
"Fatima College of Health and Sciences will offer courses on first aid and emergency skills, safety and health standards in hospitals and healthy life practices. Al Jaheli Institute of Science and Technology in Al Ain will have courses in photography, computer hardware, interior design and fashion," he added.
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From / Gulf News