114 professional diplomas provided by the University of Sharjah

Investigation: Amir Al-Sunni
Professional diplomas play a major role in giving creative and talented people the opportunity to enter the labor market with certificates recognized by prestigious universities. process, and keeping them abreast of developments in the world.

Dr. Radhi Al-Zubaidi, Director of the Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development at the University of Sharjah, explains that the prosperity seen by the UAE is in line with global and regional developments and is in line with the thought and enlightened vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, founder of the University. And the orders of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, President of the University, to establish the Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development at the University, to train a generation of gifted and professionals building that is scientifically and practically qualified, and the center aims to draw up an annual plan that includes three types of programs.

He explained that the total number of professional diplomas offered by the center is 114 in various disciplines. He also offered 540 general programs in various disciplines, and there are special programs designed according to the desire of the department or institution.

study duration

Al-Zubaidi adds: Professional diplomas are 100 hours or more, and we have professional diplomas that span two semesters, which means a full academic year, followed by a two-month training in the work field. As for the public programs, their duration varies from 12 to 25 training hours, and they are announced for all disciplines, and participants from inside and outside the country take part in them.

He explains that most professional diplomas are in the practical aspect, which qualifies the participant to get a job opportunity. For example, the Professional Diploma in Interior Decoration was completed by 13 groups of trainees, with a total of 270 participants during the final phase, and some of the participants opened their own consulting offices.

He says the center aims to provide modern technology, including professional diploma programs and public and private programs, as four batches of artificial intelligence, space and astronomy diplomas were completed, and a number of participants were from outside the country. We would also like to point out the participation of a number of outstanding and talented students of the secondary stage, from the ninth, tenth and eleventh, in the artificial intelligence and space and astronomy programs, requested by the Sharjah Education Council, and extended for a full year.

In terms of the number of participants who have attended the center’s courses, it has reached 32,465 participants since its establishment until now.

plans and programs

Dr. Walid Maqabla explains that there are multiple links that connect higher education institutions to the labor markets, and educational institutions are the main resource for trained and qualified graduates to work, lead and develop in the labor markets, and these institutions must rethink their plans and teaching programs, because the labor market is being renewed, The business system previously differed from it at the present time, and will differ from it in the future. Universities must also strive to make their impact on the market positive and based on a scientific methodology that seeks to study the current market needs, and then create professional diplomas that keep pace with innovation and essential specializations that are able to keep pace keeping up with the rapid scientific and technological progress. He added that the real measure of the success of the compatibility between the outputs of education and the labor market depends on the ability of universities to design diploma curricula for learners, in line with their practical aspirations, and their ability to continuously succeed and compete. Universities and educational institutions evaluate the outputs to find the compatibility between them and the requirements of the labor market on the ground.

And he indicated that there are many entities that can contribute together with universities to advance the education process and enrich education outputs, in order to keep up with the variables of the labor market, including the ministries of labor, planning and economic development, such as as well as the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Likewise, various institutions, including chambers of commerce and various sectors of production and services, both public and private, can play an important role in supporting the goals of the university and promoting the educational process to meet the requirements of the labor market. completed.

Hussein Al-Majidi: Expanding the Scope of Disciplines

Hussein Al-Majidi, an expert on human resources, said that the addition of these diplomas to universities in their programs enables those who cannot complete the requirements for obtaining a bachelor’s degree to benefit from high school diplomas and qualify them for the labor market. Educational institutions or institutions related to the education sector should therefore contribute to the expansion of the range of specializations offered by these diplomas, by supporting them, in order to be an attractive environment for students through advantages, a to provide a reward system, to ensure that the graduate gets a job upon graduation, and to give way to outstanding students and those who want to complete their university education. Seats are reserved for graduates of these diplomas. The more it is linked to the labor market, the more successful its experience will be, benefiting the country and society. The door must also be opened for partnerships with the government and private institutions, to participate in the construction of these programs. The countries interested in this aspect are among the scientifically developed countries, as they offer new and important professional paths, and these diplomas are a way for the academic side to develop them into bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

He says: These diplomas add a professional aspect to the graduate or employee, as through the diploma he receives a lot of knowledge and sciences that enable him to enter the arena of work with high professionalism and professionalism.

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