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Lord Mayor of the City of London visits HCT in Abu Dhabi to discuss world class education

posted on 22/02/2012: 848 views



The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman David Wootton yesterday visited Abu Dhabi Men's College at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and commended its academic and professional programmes.

Alderman Wootton was accompanied by a business delegation that included senior representatives of the largest financial companies in the UK including investment banks, insurance and law companies. Alderman David Wootton and the visiting delegation were welcomed by Dr Tayeb Kamali Vice Chancellor of HCT and a group of the administration and education staff.

The visit was aimed at enhancing the regional partnership between the UK companies and the Higher Colleges of Technology in the economic, financial and professional services.

Alderman David Wootton was given a tour of the college facilities that included the modern high tech equipped halls and the 3D Education Unit through which Alderman David Wootton was briefed about the different programmes at the college including IT, Management, Chemical, Mechanical '&' Aerospace Engineering programs, Applied Communications and Computer Science.

The Lord Mayor also visited the e-library at the Educational Resource Centre and met a group of students. He was also briefed about the services provided by the College library and watched a short movie about the HCT and its development. On the tour of the engineering section of the college the Lord Mayor was presented with a token by the students.

Dr Tayeb Kamali, commended the close relationship that HCT had built, since its inception in 1988, with the most prestigious British universities and establishments. He also highlighted the importance of this visit and of the educational ties related to it.

The visit included breakout workshops where the students and the senior managers of UK companies discussed training and work opportunities in the UK in the Accountancy, Banking, Finance Management and Financial Regulations sectors.

At the end of the visit, Alderman David Wootton, Lord Mayor of the City of London said: "Talented young people are the lifeblood of any financial centre and from the City's perspective we believe that sharing skills and experiences to grow both financial sectors is central to our relationship with the UAE.

"The provision of world class education, training and qualifications has been a major factor in the UK's reputation for developing and attracting the talent needed by firms operating in the global financial services industry. "I am delighted to be here at the Higher College of Technology to explore how Abu Dhabi and the UK can further develop our already strong ties in this area". - Emirates News Agency, WAM

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