Sheikha Fatima congratulates Emirati students who triumph in national skills competition

Sheikha Fatima, the Mother of the Nation, has congratulated dozens of young Emiratis who have triumphed in the country’s biggest skills competition.

Sheikha Fatima, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Maternity and Childhood and Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, congratulated 60 young Emiratis who won medals during the 13th edition of the national EmiratesSkills competition.

The event – ​​celebrating technical and professional skills – included international competitions for the first time, with participants from 11 European and Asian countries.

“Today we celebrate, together with the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Actvet), a distinguished group of national talent who excelled in the 13th EmiratesSkills National Competition,” said Dr Maitha. bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, in a speech delivered on behalf of Sheikha Fatima.

“The Emirati youth won 24 competitions specializing in technology, engineering and industry against a wide range of national talents, and showcased their outstanding performances in friendly international competitions held for the first time, with the participation of 11 European and Asian countries,” she said. noted.

Ali Al Marzouqi, chairman of EmiratesSkills, said 16 Emiratis won gold medals, while 16 other citizens won silver medals and 24 bronze medals.

Students competed in six skill areas: construction and building technology; manufacturing and engineering technology; transport and logistics; creative arts and fashion; information and communication technologies; and social and personal services.

The annual event, open to students in grades 6-9, celebrates Emirati talent working in technical and professional fields.

It aims to inspire children to engage in trades and technology careers to support industrial and technological growth in the UAE.

Hundreds of students have spent months preparing for the competition, honing their skills ahead of the three-day event, held at Adnec this week.

For some, it’s just a hobby, but for others, skills like software programming and engineering will be the first step towards their future career.

Winners qualify for the WorldSkills GCC competition.

Updated: March 11, 2022, 06:08

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