Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination(ZHO) has announced the National Qualifications Authority's (NQA) accreditation of the vocational diploma in the field of education and training of people of determination, a national vocational qualification developed by a national committee and accredited by NQA. The qualification is an investment in the human capital for preparing and qualifying assistant trainers to serve people of determination at ZHO and to raise the efficiency of educational staff.
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of ZHO, confirm that the organization is extremely keen to develop and implement strategies that are consistent with the UAE's developmental plans and future goals, primarily focusing on human investment, support of rehabilitative sustainability and the development of programs aiming to enrich the knowledge and academic qualifications of the staff, in a way that enhances the performance of ZHO as a whole, thus ensuring its ability to provide the highest international standards of care and rehabilitation services to people of determination.
His Highness said in a press statement on the occasion of the approval of the “Vocational Diploma", the first of its kind at the country's level: “The UAE , led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the country, "may God bless Him", and under the guidance and follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, continues the development process to meet the aspirations of people of the Emirates to occupy first ranks at the international level in various sectors. The development process, in various vital sectors will continue to excel in the future, based on the clear foresight and methodologies implemented to establish pre-emptive strategies and plans in which all citizens and residents participate to identify the optimal solutions to overcome challenges and secure enhanced quality of life for future generations, particularly in relation to the education and rehabilitation of people of determination and the provision of training to staff, capable of supporting them, to continue the development process".
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan added: ZHO's goals in the field of sustainability reflect our commitment to an integrated approach that includes all aspects of our work and our contribution to both care and rehabilitate people of determination and to support to our staff, our most valuable asset. ZHO will continue to do the best to achieve its goals and its noble mission, emanating from the Principles School of well-established human, social and developmental foundations, laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul.
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts and cooperation between governmental agencies in the country, whether local or federal, to cope with challenges and form future visions consistent with national goals for the benefit of the country, citizens and residents, and to ensure the continuation of the development process that the country is witnessing across all sectors, to achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial vision 2071.
His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of National Qualifications Authority (NQA) said that this new approval comes within NQA's new strategy framework to implement UAE leaders' directives to be in line with the highest international standards. He also pointed out that people of determination are a key portion of the society and a key human resource, deserving the full attention and care of our leadership.
His Excellency Mubarak Al Shamsi added that NQA possesses all necessary resources to empower citizens in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET). ACTVET, as an awarding body recognized by NQA, supervised the process of the qualification delivery at Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) to ensure the quality of learning outcomes.
His Excellency Mubarak Al Shamsi expressed his appreciation for the trust of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the on-going commitment of NQA and ACTVET to fulfil aspirations and hopes of UAE's leaders, highlighting NQA's constant readiness to cooperate with all concerned organizations towards citizens' empowerment in various disciplines, which meet requirements of industrial technology advancement and UAE strategic plans.
His Excellency Abdullah Al Humaidan, Secretary General of Zayed Higher Organization(ZHO) for People of Determination, said that “ZHO has unlimited support from the country's leaders, affirming that His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, always supports qualification programs and the development and upgrading of the ZHO employees' knowledge and academic qualifications".
His Excellency, Mr. Al Humaidan, added: “The approved diploma is the first of its kind in the Emirates, ZHO has endeavoured since 2017 to follow NQA's criteria in developing the qualification through the National Committee, approved by NQA. The aim was to have a recognized vocational qualification that serves ZHO's employees and to create job opportunities for those who have abilities and skills to work in the organization, but lacking specialized and experience in the field of vocational education and training. This vocational diploma will enable ZHO to achieve the highest attainable results in supporting people of determination".
The First Batch of Learners
Individuals enrolled in the training program will obtain national vocational certificates from NQA, recognized at the national level, certifying them to provide training to people of determination. The first batch consists of 46 learners in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.