H.H. Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Attends Graduation of HCT’s Distinction Students for 2023’s “Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow” Cohort
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, attended the HCT graduation ceremony of 226 male and female students, who achieved outstanding qualifications with Distinction and Distinction with Honors in the disciplines of Engineering Technology & Science, Health Sciences, Business, Computer Information Science, Applied Media, and Education.
The ceremony, for the 2023’s "Today's Leaders for Tomorrow" cohort, took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and was attended by H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources & Emiratisation and HCT Chancellor; Dr. Faisal Alayyan, HCT President & CEO; as well as dignitaries and senior officials, HCT teaching & administrative staff, and graduates’ parents and families. The celebration commenced with the UAE national anthem, followed by a video presentation showcasing the HCT’s cutting-edge programs, majors, and applied learning environment.
In his speech representing the HCT's Board of Trustees, Dr. Faisal Alayyan highlighted the UAE leadership's unwavering focus on "quality" as the key to development. He emphasized that this belief in human capital has motivated Emirati citizens to surpass challenges, excel, and achieve remarkable accomplishments.
Dr. Alayyan expressed deep gratitude and appreciation to the UAE's wise leadership, led by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, for their unwavering support to HCT, which played a vital role in enabling its successful mission and contribution to the labor market's growth and development by producing highly competent professionals across diverse fields.
He emphasized HCT's dedication to ongoing development is crucial for creating relevant competencies, based on the specific demands. He highlighted the HCT's new strategy, "Shaping the Future 2023", aims to advance applied education, aligned to national aspirations and adapt to employment market changes. This strategy features inclusivity and integration as its main pillars, enabling HCT to develop its Bachelor and vocational diploma graduates into future professionals, due to its collaborations with public and private business sectors. The aim is to provide valuable experiences and enhance employment prospects, making HCT graduates the preferred choice in the job market, he added.
On behalf of the HCT's Board of Trustees, Dr. Alayyan announced the successful graduation of 226 outstanding male and female students from all HCT campuses, who have earned qualifications with Distinction and Distinction with Honors. Dr. Alayyan expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the graduates and extended his best wishes for their future endeavors, hoping for their continuous success.
During the graduates' acknowledgement speech, the graduates expressed their immense joy and pride on this special day, sharing their gratitude for the unwavering support and trust of the UAE leadership in its citizens. They acknowledged the overwhelming joy felt by their families and conveyed their heartfelt appreciation to their teachers and supporters who played a vital role in their journey to success.
A highlight for all was when H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan presented the graduates with their certificates and posed with them for a commemorative group photo to capture the special occasion.