The Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) was created by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council in 2010 to preside over technical and vocational training in the emirate. ACTVET is committed to establishing policies and standards that effectively regulate technical and vocational educational institutions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Our goal is to increase the number of skilled young Emiratis employed in rewarding positions, with opportunities for life-long learning and personal development.
In addition to regulating technical and vocational educational institutions, ACTVET is also responsible for the licensing of trainers and tutors that meet the demands of the UAE’s local market. It does this by: providing guidance and assistance to the Abu Dhabi government and private institutions on technical and vocational education and training; undertaking original educational research in coordination with Abu Dhabi Education Council; and developing strategies and mutually beneficial partnerships with public and private education companies and bodies, as well as with training institutes.
ACTVET was initiated by H.H General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council, under Resolution No. 49/2010 (August 2010).