Website no longer available at www.vedc.ae (domain returns an error). Website now at www.vedc.ac.ae.
Principal is James Roberts. Previously was Dr Khodair Abid. Date of change not supplied.
New contact details are tel +971-2-5039442, fax+971-2-5645988, email firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 136466. Previous information was tel +971-2-5045930, fax +971-2-5854282, email email@example.com, PO Box 905/1946 Abu Dhabi.
29 December 2007
The Vocational Education Development Centre (VEDC) was set up to provide alternative education to Emirati males who have dropped out of mainstream education due to social problems.
Male students between the ages of 14-17 (sometimes 18-19) can apply for entry.
Students are in a boarding environment during the week, and get 2000 dhs per month.
Students follow a 2-4 year vocational program, and have the opportunity to participate in sports and other extra curricular activities. At the end of their studies they are given a job through arrangements the center has made with various local industries.
VEDC operates under the joint management of the UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters (GHQ) and the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT).
General Manager is John Scott (June 2007).
Last update 18 September 2012
General comments - might not apply to Vocational Education Development Centre
Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.