Getex to feature ‘general education’ section
Dubai, December 15, 2011
Getex 2012, a leading education and training show to be held in Dubai, will include a dedicated General Education segment targeting K-12 students in the Middle East.
The move is in response to the increased demand for primary and secondary education and complements the growth of the education sector and the high volume of investments that is being poured into education across the region.
Getex 2012 will run from April 19 to 21 the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will represent more than 500 institutions and provide over 2,500 academic, vocational and training programmes to an audience of over 30,000 visitors.
“Getex 2012 will offer the most comprehensive selection of education programmes from leading universities and other academic and vocational institutions around the world,” said Anselm Godinho, managing director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organizers of the event.
“The event will feature various seminars and conferences that will connect graduates and students with professionals and specialists from academia, creating an informative and interactive networking environment.”
The General Education segment of Getex will offer parents of younger students a host of options among international residential and boarding schools.
However, the mainstream focus of Getex will continue to be in higher education, vocational education, training and professional development. Visitors at Getex this year will also benefit from a diverse selection of seminars and workshops held alongside the event.
“Vocational education providers will be putting on a concerted effort in highlighting the importance and availability of occupational study options at Getex 2012,” Godinho said.
“This sector is set to witness exponential growth and complements the many initiatives being undertaken by the UAE Government to encourage and train UAE nationals and residents in industry-ready trades.”
“Occupational education is being recognised as an important catalyst that diversifies the national workforce and is dedicated to individuals wanting to make an immediate entry or advancement in careers such as aviation, hospitality, fashion, nursing, teaching, creative arts or public service. These careers are steadily growing in popularity in the Middle East,” added Godinho.
Getex 2012 will also host the “Excellence Forums”, an increasingly popular networking platform that provides students with invaluable resources and information that will assist them in making the right career choices. The Excellence Forums will focus on education programs in business and finance, medicine and healthcare, engineering and management.
The Professional Development segment will provide tools and resources to support graduates and professionals enhance their career prospects through various professional development programs, including specialised courses in leadership development, coaching, project management, time management, HR best practices and social media and communication.
There will be workshops on “Coaching and Mentoring”, “Strength-based Leadership”, and “Social Media”, while a discussion is being organised involving leadership experts, regional HR professionals, CEOs from the private and public sector and training managers to discuss the positive impact of “Emiratization” to the UAE economy.
Getex 2012 will also host “The Global EDTECH Forum”, a Teacher’s conference integrating best practice in communicating and teaching by equipping educators with the latest tools, skills and technology in education delivery.
The Global EDTECH Forum will feature “The Education Job Fair”, which will provide direct access to a very large pool of teachers, faculty, school leaders and administrators from across the Middle East.
“This is the region’s most important Education & Training fair and it plays an instrumental role in defining the future of thousands of young people in the UAE,” Godinho concluded. – TradeArabia News Service