(WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council (EHRC), attended a ceremony held by the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) to celebrate the graduation of 226 male and female students, who obtained distinction and distinction with honours, representing the “Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow 2022-2023” cohort. The graduates have completed programs in Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Information Science, Applied Media, and Education, across HCT’s 16 campuses located throughout the UAE.
Held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the ceremony was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education; Dr Abdulrahman Al-Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and HCT Chancellor, Dr. Faisal Al Ayyan, HCT President and CEO, and a number of VIPs, senior HCT administrative and academic officials and guardians of graduates.
The ceremony began with the national anthem, then a video was screened entitled “We design future,” which reviewed the programs, specialisations, and advanced applied learning environment in the HCT.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Faisal Al Ayyan expressed his thanks and gratitude to the wise leadership, led by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for the unwavering support for the HCT, which enabled them to successfully perform their mission and role and provide the labour market with qualitative competencies in various fields capable of contributing to national development.
He said the HCT’s new strategy under the theme ‘’We design Future 2023” aims to advance applied education, fulfil national aspirations and keep abreast of rapid transformations in the labour market.
This strategy, he added, empowers HCT to prepare future professionals with Applied Bachelor’s and vocational diploma qualifications, while also fostering strategic collaborations with both public and private sectors. These endeavors are aimed at positioning HCT graduates as the preferred choice in the job market.
On behalf of the HCT’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Alayyan announced the graduation of the 226 male and female students and extended his heartfelt congratulations to them, conveying his best wishes for their future endeavors and their continued success.
During the graduates’ acknowledgement speech, the graduates conveyed their appreciation to the leadership of the UAE for their unwavering trust and consistent support of the nation’s citizens, which they believe will pave the way for their future achievements and excellence. They also thanked those who played a role in supporting them throughout their educational journey, including their parents, teachers, and administrators. The graduates affirmed they are embarking on their journey into the workforce with enthusiasm, where they seek to make significant contributions for a brighter tomorrow and a sustainable future.
The celebratory ceremony concluded with awarding graduates with their certificates, followed by a commemorative group photo.