The Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) was established in 2010 by the directive of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council.
ACTVET is committed to establishing policies and standards that effectively regulate technical and vocational educational institutions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ACTVET is also responsible for the licensing of trainers and tutors that meet the demands of the local market.
The Centre is accredited as an awarding-body by the Vocational Education and Training Awards Council (VETAC), to develop and issue national and nationally-recognised vocational qualifications and awards.
ACTVET aims to boost training and educational opportunities for young nationals within the qualification framework of the Emirate. ACTVET’s ultimate goal is increasing the number of skilled Emirati youths in rewarding career paths and foster life-long learning and personal development.