DUBAI, 15th May, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, inaugurated the DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development in Al Hudaiba, Dubai, on Tuesday.
Sheikh Hamdan was welcomed by Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, Saeed Al Kindi, as well as DEWA Board Members, Majed Hamad Al Shamsi, Abdullah Mohammed Al Hashemi, and Hilal Khalfan bin Dhaher. The opening ceremony was also attended by Ahmed Buti Al Mehairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and Saif Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company, ENOC.
Sheikh Hamdan also witnessed the graduation of the second and third batches of DEWA Academy. A large number of officials, public figures, media personnel, students and parents were present.
Sheikh Hamdan toured the campus, which includes four new buildings, a smart training and education centre for developing human resources, and the DEWA Academy. It qualifies Emirati youth in technical, engineering, and occupational specialities as well as other technical fields.
Emphasising his commitment to enhancing the future of vocational and technical education in the UAE, Sheikh Hamdan said, “The DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development is a milestone in vocational education in Dubai and the UAE. By establishing this advanced educational landmark, we aim to prepare young Emiratis academically and practically to occupy technical and engineering jobs. This supports our efforts for the Emiratisation of these specialities and to depend on Emiratis to meet the growing needs and ambitious expansion plans in the various strategic sectors. The campus is in line with the national efforts to support education and invest in Emirati talent to achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071.”
Al Tayer thanked the Deputy Ruler of Dubai for inaugurating the DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development, noting that this reflects the vision of the wise leadership, represented by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to strengthen the role of education in preparing the leaders of the future.
Al Tayer emphasised that youth who excel in science and technology are the basis for creativity, innovation, ambition and development of civilisation and humanity.