The “Health Program” initiative, one of the initiatives of the Emirati Competitiveness Council “Nafis”, constitutes a distinct model of partnership between the government, private and academic sectors. The initiative was launched in cooperation with a number of educational institutions in the country, including Fatima College of Health Sciences, affiliated to the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. To qualify the nation’s youth for an important and vital career path, while receiving scholarships and job opportunities in the medical sector, one of the most vital sectors related to the country’s strategic vision for the future.
His Excellency Dr. Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, said in statements to the Emirates News Agency “WAM”, that the “Health Program” is one of the initiatives of the Emirati Competitiveness Council “Nafis”, which contributes to providing the medical sector with a constellation of national cadres to enhance its important role and vital in the process of sustainable development of the state.
He added that Fatima College of Health Sciences is proud of its academic cooperation with Nafes in this important program that supports the health sector with armed national cadres with all modern skills and knowledge, noting that the health sector is one of the priority sectors of the wise leadership and constitutes an important pillar for achieving sustainable growth and prosperity.
He stressed that the support of the wise state leadership and the interest and care of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation; Contributes to enhancing the prestigious scientific position of Fatima College of Health Sciences.
He pointed out that the college, with its four branches in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ajman and Al Dhafra, includes a package of scientific disciplines that keep pace with the needs of the health sector in the country, including Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor’s and Higher Diploma in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Medical Ambulance, Emergency, and Bachelor’s in Psychology.
For his part, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Manan Al Awar, Director-General of the Institute of Applied Technology of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, said that Fatima College of Health Sciences is one of the leading and advanced educational institutions, and since its establishment in 2006, it has witnessed continuous growth in the programs available to students and continuous development in its educational and academic system, starting with It is keen to provide the health sector in the country with specialized national cadres capable of meeting the needs of future jobs in this sector.
It is noteworthy that the “Health Program” aims to attract 2,000 citizens during the year 2022 until the total number of citizens working in various medical specialties reaches by 2026. The framework of efforts to create job opportunities for national competencies in the priority sectors identified by the state, foremost of which is health care.
The “Health Program” provides rehabilitation and support for citizens to work in the health sector with 100 percent scholarships and financial rewards. In its academic aspect, the program cooperates with a selection of higher education institutions in the country, including Fatima College of Health Sciences, Higher Colleges of Technology and Fujairah University to be an exemplary model. For the partnership between the government, private and academic sectors, which is the partnership on which the development model of the state is based, through which the health sector will benefit by providing it with the necessary national cadres to develop its business, while benefiting from the incentive packages set by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for private sector entities that achieve Emiratisation goals.
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