Vocational Education Development Centre
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Vocational Education Development Centre in Abu Dhabi
|College name||Vocational Education Development Centre|
|Director's name||James Roberts (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||ADVETI|
|Date founded||September 2006|
|Number of students (approx)||300|
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|Type of institute||government college|
|College location / area||Al Shahamah, Zayed Military City - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 136466, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
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Vocational Education Development Centre (VEDC) courses and general information
16 September 2012
- VEDC appears to now be under the management of ADVETI in Abu Dhabi. Previously was under IAT?
- 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 email@example.com, PO Box 136466. Previous information was tel +971-2-5045930, fax +971-2-5854282, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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