Technical Education

Founded in 1997, the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) is the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and provides education, training and applied technology. The company is the largest private education provider in the Middle East and is developing projects throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Other vocational and technical educational centers include:

  • The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) was established in 1983 to disseminate knowledge in the banking field and contribute towards the development of human resources in the banking and finance sector by providing standardized professional training and educational programs. Two of the three diploma programs offered by the institute are in collaboration with prestigious educational institutions overseas.
  • ADNOC Technical Institute (ATI), formerly Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Career Development Center (CDC), was established in 1978. ATI offers training programs that meet the needs of ADNOC and its Group Companies for skilled national manpower and to identify young UAE Nationals with a potential for upward mobility. To date more than 2,700 students have completed the graduation requirements from ATI in Process Operations, Mechanics, Electricity and Instrumentation Technology and are all employed at various levels in ADNOC Group Companies. 
  • Petroleum Institute (PI), which was created in 2001, with the goal of establishing itself as a world-class institution in engineering education and research in areas of significance to the oil and gas and the broader energy industries. PI provides academic programs leading to BS degrees in various engineering fields and provides continuing education opportunities to professionals in the oil and gas industry.
  • Dubai School of Government (DSG), which was established in 2005, is a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world. DSG aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.
  • Emirates Aviation College - Aerospace and Academic Studies — was established in 1991 by the Department of Civil Aviation, initially to provide aviation-related training to private students and corporate organizations.
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