Vocational and technical education in UAE under Sustainable Development Goal

The Technical and Vocational Education System (TVET), which is intended to give people the skills they need to boost the efficiency and growth of the company, is the focus of the UAE’s national education plan.

The national strategy seeks to balance the National Qualifications Framework’s current offerings in fields like peaceful nuclear power, nuclear engineering, electrical and mechanical mechatronics, petroleum engineering, data security engineering technology, atmospheric science, air craft engineering engineering technology, aviation maintenance, air navigation management, air traffic management, and the health industry.

In that it emphasises a lifelong approach to education and offers kids and adults educational and training opportunities in a variety of formats and venues, the national TVET plan is in line with SDG 4.

A cross-sectoral mapping of qualifications has been created for the labour market using a coded categorization of the twelve major industry sectors. The levels of qualifications are mapped to appropriate levels of employment using an employability indicator.

The National Employment Standards are being created by groups of experts in the field . These standards are essential to the creation of vocational and professional Training and Education frameworks and can be applied to a range of tasks, including the establishment of competency frameworks, the creation of job descriptions, performance evaluation, hiring and selection, and career advancement.


The Ministry of Education recently adopted a comprehensive health, safety, and environmental structure to ensure that educational facilities can cater all types of students, especially individuals with special needs. Although classrooms in the UAE meet requirements for quality, ease of access, and safety relevant to a favorable learning environment as specified in SDG 4 framework, this is not the only recent change (Students of Determination).

In order to encourage inclusive conduct and address problems like violence and bullying, a current regulatory code has been developed. The transformation of all public schools to meet green building requirements is being planned. The education strategy also intends to equip educational facilities with the most recent ICT technologies and other necessary resources to create suitable learning environments.


At both the regional and global levels, the UAE is a leader in providing aid for humanitarian causes and international development. Total UAE foreign aid in 2016 was around AED 22.23 billion (US$ 6.1 billion), including official development support and non-ODA disbursements, while ODA-eligible contributions were roughly AED 15.4 billion (US$ 4.2 billion).

A sizeable amount of foreign aid went to the education sector, which helped many developing nations, especially those hit hard by the refugee crisis, build new schools, upgrade existing ones, support the provision of educational materials, and train teachers.

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