Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Other Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | Virtual Conferences | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Promising & Innovative Practices
Events: Major TVET Events | UNEVOC Network News
UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2017
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.
ACTVET aims to boost training and educational opportunities for young nationals within the qualification framework of the Emirate with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of skilled Emirati youth in rewarding careers and foster life‐longnlearning and personal development.
ACTVET’s key strategic objectives are:
‐ To promote life‐long learning
‐ 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.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Primary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Primary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to lead|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to lead|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to lead|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to lead|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Highly interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Highly interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Moderately interested|
|With the Arab States||Highly interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Highly interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Moderately interested|