Under the Gulf Education umbrella, we launched this event in response to the fast-paced and progressive changes that were being made by the GCC Ministries and leading employers across the region regarding scholarship and employment policies and opportunities as part of each country’s national workforce development programmes. We ensured that each programme delivered the accurate requirement for each geographical area in terms of qualified manpower and balanced development.
This event consisted of one on one meetings with universities and language programs and foundations programs, top quality executive education for forming long-lasting partnerships with:
The new positioning of the scholarship programmes throughout the GCC was addressed and the challenges and benefits that these created were identified. Fields of high-quality education and the required specialties were identified according to the priorities of development in the region and within each country. Identification and clarification of the current labor market disciplines and requirement were made, while also reviewing the niche and specialty areas that were of priority to each. Quality and excellence were promoted in the values of the outputs of the GCC Scholarships Programmes. The link between the capabilities of the candidates for the programmes and the appropriate functional areas for them was explored. Disciplines and the academic levels in the GCC Scholarship programmes were expanded to ensure the best return on investment throughout. Keeping pace with the rapid changes and requirements of development ensured a strengthened competitiveness of the GCC Scholarship programmes and that they were of the same level as more developed programmes globally. GCC determined the career opportunities that were prioritized and given focus within the sectors of development, under the Patronage of “Your Job and Your Scholarship” King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Programme.
The attendees included Head of Scholarships and Training in GCC in all Ministries, Universities, Academic Institutes and Colleges. Head of Scholarships and Training from Oil and Gas companies, Airlines and Travel Companies, Hospitals, Clinics, and Medical Centres, Banks, and Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Further professional training and employability experts. Gulf Education 2015 took place under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development of the United Arab Emirates and Ministerial Delegation, the event was kindly hosted at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research and attracted a large audience and media attention.
The event’s agenda presented a number of high calibre speakers including H.E. Dr. Sultan Abu-Orabi, Secretary of the Arab University Association, Dr John Law, British Council, and David Lock of the Leadership Foundation along with other key players within the education sector.
Gulf Education had long-established relationships with top international universities, colleges, education suppliers, and related technology providers. Whilst UKUD International Educational Consultants had years of experience in consulting with British universities and Higher Education colleges of the educational needs in the GCC region and designing bespoke first-class programmes for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health and other leading organizations in the region.
We welcomed attendees to join us to discuss and promote strong education partnerships between the GCC and the Global.