The Dubai Future Academy, an affiliate of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), is rolling out programs and courses specializing in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies called Leading Future Tech, in addition to courses in Designing Future Tech courses.
The programs seek to train professionals and executives to deal with the requirement of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which follows the UAE leadership’s directives. Courses explore the future of 4IR technologies, with a view to establishing Dubai as an international hub for future industries and a prime destination for foresight & innovation training.
DFF’s Acting CEO His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq said: “Guided by the wise directives of its leadership, the UAE has outperformed other nations in preparing for and embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We have set up a dedicated Fourth Industrial Revolution Council and are working diligently to place these advanced technologies at the service of society, all the while training and empowering the workforce and institutions to skillfully handle the large-scale developments that are in the pipeline.”
“These new courses reaffirm the Dubai Future Foundation’s commitment to developing and empowering the national workforce – a cornerstone of the emirate’s Future Agenda,” H.E. bin Touq added. “This, in turn, cements Dubai’s status as a global hub for the future industry and an open international laboratory for Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.”
Also commenting on the new courses, Atraf Shehab, VP to the CEO for Dubai Future Academy, noted: “These newly launched courses will produce a highly competent generation of talented and motivated professionals. The classes teach them the necessary skills to deal with the new reality ushered in by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sessions tackle a spectrum of strategic topics, under the supervision of top international academics and experts; they seek to empower and encourage participants to develop their own ideas, solutions and innovative projects using advanced technology in their respective sectors.”
The Dubai Future Academy works closely with leading academic institutions and educators on courses and workshops targeting local professionals, in order to train a generation of future leaders across all sectors. The Academy offers seminars to educate and train participants, and equip them with the necessary skills to handle the rapid changes that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will inevitably bring. The programs focus on key areas of interest, including: Government & Quality Services, Education, Innovation, Smart Systems, Transportation & Technology, and the Smart Economy, aligning them with the objectives of the UAE National Agenda and the UAE Centennial 2071.