The Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) was established in 2010 by the directive of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council.
ACTVET is committed to establishing policies and standards that effectively regulate technical and vocational educational institutions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ACTVET is also responsible for the licensing of trainers that meet the demands of the UAE’s local market.
The Centre is accredited as an awarding‐body by the Vocational Education and Training Awards Council (VETAC), to quality assure the development and issuing of national and nationally recognized vocational qualifications and awards. ACTVET oversees a number of entities that provide accredited educational and vocational training programs. The entities consist of the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institut(ADVETI) and the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT). In line with the best international standards, this institutes prepare students for the local labour market.
‐ To ensure the employability and career success of TVET graduates.
‐ Devise strategies and policies related to technical and vocational education and training.
‐ Provide consultation, educational and training courses to public and private institutions in the Emirate.
‐ License vocational and technical institutions in line with applicable laws, regulation and accreditation.
‐ Develop strategies and mutually beneficial partnerships with public and private education companies and bodies, as well as with training institutes.
‐ Guide and assist Abu Dhabi Government and private institutions on technical and vocational education and training.
‐ Undertake original educational research in coordination with other Government bodies.
14 January 2020YEM Capacity Development Workshop on Skills Anticipation
The YEM Project includes the development of skills projection tools and using them to inform evidence based policymaking. As part of this, UNESCO is organizing a Capacity Development Workshop in Paris from the 16-17 January 2020. (more
13 January 2020Just Launched : Perspectives - YEM Blog and Thinkpiece Series
To get the views and insights of the key local actors, researchers and thought leaders, YEM Knowledge Platform has just launched a new blog and think-piece series. The aim is to have accessible, policy-relevant, and analytical insights on the YEM Project's thematic priorities and also other areas that are of relevance to youth employment in the Mediterranean. (more
16 October 2019YEM Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning 2019
Stakeholders representing industry, policy and training institutions from across six YEM Partner countries participated at the Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning in Rabat. A Regional Report on WBL was also launched at this workshop, which provides a set of general findings and guidelines about how to advance the provision of WBL experiences for the youth in the YEM Countries and the broader Arab States. (more
1 November 2018UNEVOC Centre in Saudi Arabia receives an award
In the path of seeking the goals of 2030 Vision in Saudi Arabia, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) received King Abdulaziz Quality Award. The award is to seek institutional excellence in the government sector, private institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The evaluation of the award consist of individual and group office evaluation.
24 October 2018Saudi Arabia's TVTC takes part in skills conference in Amsterdam
Saudi Arabia's Technical and Vocational Training Corporation has participated in the General Assembly of the WorldSkills Conference 2018, in Amsterdam, from Oct. 15 - 18. The conference includes 500 representatives and delegates from 79 member states. The meeting, held every two years, creates conversations on the global future of innovative skills solutions. (more
26 June 2018Focus on work-based learning to foster youth employment in Arab region
This June 2018 workshop examined and discussed the status of work-based learning programmes for young people in the Arab region, and UNESCO shared and discussed the preliminary findings of a new comparative synthesis study that draws upon country studies from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia. (more
5 June 2018Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre, hosts International Conference on TVET
Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre in the Basque Country, Spain, organized an international conference titled ‘International Encounters on Vocational Training – Anticipating the Future’. Participants from around the world discussed current and emerging challenges of ongoing digital transformation of industry and businesses, and responding to them through increased collaboration and knowledge exchange. (more
24 May 2016Delegation from Qatar visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC had the pleasure to welcome Mr Rupert Mclean, former Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC and current QAPCO Professional Chair in Vocational Studies as well as UNEVOC Centre Coordinator for the College of the North-Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q), and Mr Abdulla Ahmed Kamal Naji from the Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), to the UN Campus in Bonn Germany (more
16 January 2015Delegation from Palestine at UNESCO-UNEVOC
The visit was part of a study tour organized by GIZ for its partner institutions in Gaza to familiarize key TVET actors from Palestine with the German dual vocational education system, and with possibilities of international cooperation in TVET. (more
17 December 2014TVET in the knowledge-based society: Saudi Arabia
At the request of the Saudi Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, Shyamal Majumdar visited Riyadh to share technical expertise and deliver a keynote presentation on “Knowledge-based societies and TVET” at the Seventh Saudi Technical Conference and Exhibition (STCEX-7). (more
12 December 2014New country reports in World TVET Database
New country reports have been published for Benin, Cambodia, Chad, Iraq, Latvia, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, Uganda and USA. UNESCO-UNEVOC continues to expand the World TVET Database and more country reports will be available soon. (more
13 November 2014Jordanian delegation visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed a delegation from Jordan including representatives of two UNEVOC Centres in Jordan to its premises on 10 November 2014. The delegation came to Bonn with the aim of learning more about UNESCO-UNEVOC, and in particular the UNEVOC Network. (more
22 April 2014First Technical Education and Vocational Training Conference in Kuwait
The conference, held from 31 March to 2 April 2014, aimed at exchanging experiences and discussing strategies for TVET development in the light of global changes that occur in the labour market. In addition, participants presented important international experiences and the latest educational and training methods (more
31 March 2014Conference on Technical and Vocational Education & Training: Challenges and Opportunities
PAAET (Kuwait UNEVOC Centre) is organizing a TVET conference with the aim to provide an opportunity for experts in TVET to share experiences and establish collaborations at National, Regional and International levels; discuss strategies for the development of TVET towards manpower social, and economic variations; identify the international experiences in development of TVET; and identify the latest methods of quality assurance in TVET.
27 November 2013King Abdullah scholarships for teacher trainers
PINZ has managed a program that has seen students from its sister UNEVOC Center TVTC in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, come to New Zealand to complete their degrees followed by a Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT). (more
30 October 2009
ICTs and e-learning in TVET in Arab countries, Amman, 12-13 October 2009 (more