The ‘Cloud Computing and IoT’ program is being developed in cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a global pioneer in cloud computing services. Meanwhile the ‘3D Printing’ program is the outcome of a partnership with Signify, a world leader in IoT-based lighting and building automation solutions. The partnerships with technology pioneers reflect industry leaders’ trust and confidence in Emirates Talent Association.
The new programs are a major addition to the “Emirati Programmer” initiative which was jointly developed by Emirates Talent Association and HBMSU to equip young talents and excel in a highly competitive world. The new collaboration with major technology providers is set to increase the technology skills offering of the Emirati Programmer which has, in four years, witnessed the graduation of 400 students. It will further raise its profile as the first of its kind national program dedicated to increase national talents’ capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, coding, and programming.
“The UAE is keen on building a generation of qualified and empowered talents, and the recent historic launching of Hope Probe capitalizing on the expertise of national talents is another testament to the success of this approach. The efforts to equip national talents with the skills and algorithms of AI, programing, and cloud computing in partnership with technology giants reflect the ambitious vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, who said: “The UAE split the atom, and wants to explore the galaxy. Our message to the world is that the Arabs are able to follow their scientific ambitions and compete with the rest of the great nations. Nothing is impossible”, said H. E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.
He also determined, “Supporting and motivating national talents has always been a top priority for us. We believe that by equipping the youth with the expertise and knowledge of 3D printing, cloud computing and IoT and successfully maintaining development programs for them despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, we can keep pace with the latest technology trends in a rapidly changing world. Having globally renowned technology firms as our partner highlights Emirates Talent Association’s leadership in developing and empowering young generation, and further reflects the UAE’s aspirations to harness advanced technology to support sustainable growth and human development.”
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar said: “Strong international cooperation is a core value of HBMSU, which is being implemented through its principle of ‘Together We Grow’ and building strong global partnerships to develop new tools that will shape the future. We are committed to strengthening our fruitful cooperation with global technology leaders to provide the young generation with the latest tools to learn about Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and 3D printing. This comes as part of our efforts to employ technology in accelerating development and growth and keep pace with the changing requirements of 21th century, in accordance with the wise directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU, who said that investing on young people is always a win.”