The new initiative will offer UAE nationals free courses in digital technologies enabling them to attain accredited certificates from international universities
Municipality and Planning Department’s Ajman X Centre has announced its partnership with technology leader, Intel to launch ‘Mustakbaly’, an interactive lab designed to equip young Emiratis in digital technologies.
Mustakbaly means ‘My Future’ in English, and will offer UAE nationals free courses in computer programming; AI and robotics; management, decision-making and risk management; innovation and blockchain, and more. The specialised programmes will be hosted in cooperation between Ajman X Centre and Coursera – an online interactive platform – enabling participants to obtain accredited certificates from more than 160 international universities and top technology companies.
Commenting on the new initiative, Sheikha Noura Humaid Al Nuaimi, director of Ajman X Centre, said: “The launch of ‘Mustakbaly’ reflects the directives of our wise leadership to prepare for the future and find solutions that focus on building the expertise and capabilities of our young Emirati workforce, by providing them with the tools necessary to face the challenges and realise international leadership across all fields – all in line with the objectives of UAE Centennial 2071.”
Ajman X Centre stated that the initiative has already attracted more than 5000 Emiratis, including students, fresh graduates and professionals keen to improve their expertise and advance their careers, in just two months.
Al Nuaimi added that the platform strives to serve all UAE citizens who are seeking jobs and opportunities to improve their careers and secure a better future. They have already attracted over 5,000 Emiratis in various disciplines, and through strategic partnerships with international universities, institutes and training centres, the accredited courses and programmes will provide the Emirati workforce with the skills necessary to have a competitive edge in the marketplace, Al she stated.
“This new investment is part of the continuous efforts of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, represented by Ajman X Centre, in launching strong initiatives, plans and programmes that are in line with the national agenda set by our wise leadership to support Emirati talent to become active members in their communities, helping to sustain the country’s achievements and contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of its people,” Al Nuaimi explained.
To motivate employees, the “TechX Associate Platform” offers special discounts for esteemed employees and participants, the Centre added.
Meanwhile, Abid Rajji, Public Sector manager for Gulf region at Intel, said: “Relying on the latest technologies and solutions as a strategy to face future challenges across different industries is not enough.”
“These tools must be accompanied by efforts to develop and promote the expertise and skills of the human resources that are qualified to run and operate these technologies and applications. The national workforce is the foundation for the continued success of a nation,” he concluded.