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EmiratesSkills is 100% Emirati Talent

Since 2006 EmiratesSkills inspires young Emiratis to embrace new skills and build a career in technical and vocational trades by spreading awareness about new educational and training opportunities and mentoring them to become the best in their discipline.

EmiratesSkills is a program under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training -ACTVET. EmiratesSkills' activities are focused on raising the awareness of career-based technical and vocational education among young Emiratis by organizing competitions, events, training programs and technical career activities.


The skills of the young generation are the most valuable national asset functional to the development of new economic sectors and a more globally competitive UAE, therefore all the initiatives of EmiratesSkills focus on creating new opportunities for young Emiratis to refine their skills and raise the national standard in craftsmanship and applied technology disciplines to the highest degree of precision and accuracy.


EmiratesSkills is committed to prepare the National workforce to serve the industrial and technological growth of UAE towards the achievement of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and UAE Vision 2021. EmiratesSkills collaborates with the major educational entities and the key industrial partners in the public and private sector to identify the trades needed in the future labor market.

EmiratesSkills activities and initiatives focus on achieving the following goals:

  • Prepare the National workforce to serve the industrial and technological growth of the UAE.
  • Encourage UAE youth to embrace industrial and technological career pathways.
  • Provide opportunities to UAE National youth to meet the challenge of participating in skills competitions at national, regional and international level.

EmiratesSkills is a proud member of WordSkillsGCC and WorldSkills International.


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