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Dubai gears up for top education expo

DUBAI, April 12, 2017

The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex), a leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, will open tomorrow (April 13) in Dubai, UAE, offering new learning initiatives and covering a wider scope of courses.

Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Education and organised by International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), the three-day event will run until April 15, at the Dubai International Convention Centre.

The region’s most trusted education, training and professional development show will offer more than 30,000 students with wide-ranging learning opportunities in leading international universities and educational institutions around the world, said a statement from the organisers.

The show will exhibit over 2,000 academic, vocational and training courses offered by nearly 300 participating institutions from Qatar, Oman, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Georgia, Malaysia, Poland, Switzerland, Russia, the UK, the US and Canada, among others, it said.

The highlight of this year’s event will be fresh courses in areas such as data analytics, digital manufacturing, solar technology, nanotechnology, micro-electronics, criminology, and luxury brand management, which will allow students to build their careers in new and upcoming fields, it added.

Anselm Godinho, managing director, IC&E – organiser of Getex, said: “In today’s highly competitive job market, students are on the lookout for niche and different professions, which will enable them to stand above the competition yet remain relevant in their career.”

“More and more students are making a career out of their interests and hobbies. Therefore, this year’s edition of Getex will feature many contemporary courses alongside standard and popular ones,” he said.

As in the past editions, the event will also host engaging seminars on topics such as ‘Culture and Education’, ‘IT Trends and Career for the Decade Ahead’, ‘Engineering as a Field of Study’, ‘Media Trends and Careers for the Decade Ahead’, ‘Industry Engagement and Workplace Relevance’, ‘Innovative Assessments’, and ‘Internationalisation of Higher Education: Indian Perspectives’.

A new feature, the Activity Zone, will enable colleges to engage with students outside of the classroom environment with a focus on industry-ready education such as photography, robotics, fashion designing, and dentistry, said a statement.

Furthermore, the show will conduct the Getex Student Counsellor Workshop Forum, delivered by career counselling experts. The session will consist of a series of presentations and discussions that will guide student advisors to progress and excel in their careers.

Godinho added: “The event is one of the region’s oldest student recruitment exhibitions, which continues to evolve and offer new and exciting features to aspiring students and their parents.”

“We remain committed to offer new and unique learning opportunities to the UAE’s diverse population of Emiratis and expatriates, which can prepare them with skills to enter the job market,” he said.

“The show will provide detailed information on the various aspects of education such as course fees, cost of living if studying overseas, fees and scholarship options, and the most in-demand qualifications and professions,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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