Abu Dhabi hosted the world’s largest skill development program that that brought over 3500 competitors and experts from over 75 countries. The event which saw more than 10,000 international visitors was meant to uplift and foster the vocational skills of people and organizations from all around the world. It aims to inspire the youth and motivate them to get engaged in vocational and technical education. The active participation will enable the youth improve their work skills and establish private businesses which is in line with the UAE Vision 2021.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, visited the event, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Sheikh Abdullah inspected the pavilions of the exhibition including the “People of Determination” pavilion. There he exchanged conversation visitors and praised the efforts of organizers and participants of this unique international event.
Sheikh Abdullah stressed that “the country’s hosting of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 embodies its future vision and its support for the youth, who are its key future strategic resource.” The WorldSkills Abu
Dhabi2017 saw competitors from 51 diverse skills categories, including mobile robots, aeroplane maintenance, fashion technology, garden design, and many others.
The team of experts also demonstrated their Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality skills and floored the entire crowd. These organizations were a part of this prestigious event to spread knowledge about the importance of AR/VR in the educational field.
Through the services of such organizations, Google education has proved to be extremely beneficial for the middle east education system. Adopting Google education to schools and universities has not only helped in providing a better learning experience but also played an important part in shaping the youth for the future.
Students, from different schools and grades, seemed to be especially fascinated by the AR/VR technology for learning. They were found saying that having this technology in their schools would make a lot of difference in their overall learning experience.
Dr. Sana Farid, whose AR/VR exhibition saw a visit from His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, “VR and AR are not the future, but the present of education and learning. It is going to revolutionize the education landscape in the Middle East Region” In the current scenario, this statement holds solid relevance, and organizations that are putting sincere efforts towards shaping the Middle East region for VR/AR education are serving as true guideposts for a better tomorrow.
The largest skill event hosted by Abu Dhabi is a step which will have far-reaching impact on the education system and skilling ecosystem of Middle East Region.