KIC President and KHC CEO, Prof. Nabil El Kadhi participated in Youth Preparedness and Knowledge Economy Summit and reflected on KIC’s initiatives in higher education tech-based trends in supporting and empowering youth to meet the demands of the Future Economy.
“Learning by doing is what needs to be done, by combining the path of education and creating the right environment, where youth create, ideate, and innovate,” stated Prof. El Kadhi highlighting the ideal learning environment that would prepare youth for the future. In his presentation, driven by 2040 jobs’ forecast, automation scenarios, workforce transitions, and required skills competencies that will be demand in the future job market, Prof. El Kadhi stressed the importance of transformational education.
Transformational education addresses students’ interests and learning capacities allowing the students to unlock their true potential. AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven implications would affect course delivery, student screening, teaching assistance, proctoring, and overall deliver a highly customized learning experience, that suits individual needs.
Prof. El Kadhi reflected on KIC’s success story in using AI, specifically in Health and Medical Sciences Lab, whereby students face real-life simulations that enable hands-on learning. He also highlighted the provision of an inclusive and adaptive platform based on leading global technologies that enabled the delivery of the blended programs to a wide range of learners, and the development of appropriate skills for successful careers in the 21st century.
The Youth Preparedness & Knowledge Economy Summit brought together experts and decision-makers from Government, Semi-Government, Cross-Industry Organizations, and Higher Education Institutions to facilitate discussions and strategic tie-ups to accelerate career preparedness of the UAE’s youth, in line with the national mission to further develop a knowledge-based economy via innovation, technology, and research & development. The two-day summit stressed the topics of Sustainable Economic Development, closing the Skills-gap, Academia-Industry Collaboration, Technology-based Innovation, Developing Entrepreneurial Skills, Corporate Youth Initiatives, and more.