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Bringing immersive vocational training to Emirati youth

Munfarid and Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) Academy have come together to bring immersive operational and vocational training to the youth.

Many important developments are on the horizon at Arab Health 2020. The UAE government has many different initiatives and projects in the pipeline as it endeavors to equip youth and young entrepreneurs with the latest knowledge and essential skillsets for the future labor markets.

However, the application of these initiatives is not limited to the healthcare sector. That’s why the UAE government has several projects going on that address the requirements of different sectors, such as education, space science, renewable and alternative energy, transportation and infrastructure, and the IT sector.

His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was quoted saying, “UAE has adopted innovation as an institutional approach and a culture of the society that aims at developing its human factor as well as government institutions, as part of its drive to build a sustainable future.”

Amid all this activity, Munfarid and Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) Academy have come together with the objective to bring immersive operational and vocational training to the youth.

Led by the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the IEMS Academy provides blended training and development programs to help develop people’s knowledge and skills for future jobs, particularly in the areas of environment & sustainability, and digital and immersive learning.

Sheikh Sultan is a huge supporter of youth development initiatives and has many inspiring projects supporting progress in the areas of science, thought development and digital technologies. His Highness expressed his ardent support for the young generation at the ‘Spirit of Youth’ platform,

The government of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has already taken big steps towards bringing more skill-based opportunities and entrepreneurship programs for the Emirati youth and women to prepare them for future challenges that have arisen in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

With immersive technologies at the back of every project the government has introduced during the last few years, Sheikh Mohammad strongly believes that this is the road to UAE’s innovation progress, “UAE has adopted innovation as an institutional approach and a culture of the society that aims at developing its human factor as well as government institutions, as part of its drive to build a sustainable future.”

The Government’s aim in all these initiatives is to develop a robust ecosystem for a sustainable economy in the UAE and boost the local talent influx for the business sector.

The Government’s aim in all these initiatives is to develop a robust ecosystem for a sustainable economy in the UAE and boost the local talent influx for the business sector. There are many projects that are currently in effect to that end, including:

• UAE Green Jobs Program

• National Program for Artificial Intelligence

• Training Programs for Government employees

• UAE Ai Camp

• UAE Ai Internship Program

• ICT Fund

• One Million Virtual Expeditions initiative

• And the UAE Hackathon, to name a few.

The combined initiative of Munfarid and IEMS is expected to propel things in the right direction in line with the governments’ core goals of Vision 2021  and Centennial 2071.

Dr. Sana Farid, the Co-Founder & CEO of Munfarid, has high hopes for this initiative and thinks it will help escalate the immersive learning opportunities for both young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.

We know that disruptive technologies are here to stay and they are going to define a new future. Just like the entire developed world, the UAE is also engaged in exploring the benefits of immersive learning in consolidating the concept for a green future, economic growth and developing the human resource to sustain the challenges of the future.

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