First Employment and Occupational Learning Conference Kicks off Today in Dubai

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Published December 10th, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The first of its kind in the region, ICIEOL 2017 is organised in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF).
The first of its kind in the region, ICIEOL 2017 is organised in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF).

Sponsored by the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA), the inaugural International Conference for Inclusive Employment and Occupational Learning (ICIEOL 2017) kicked off today at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, where it will be held on December 10-11, 2017.

The first of its kind in the region, ICIEOL 2017 is organised by Qualifications House UK in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), welcoming prominent experts, researchers and academics in the field of vocational education and inclusive employment from more than 10 countries around the world, in addition to local researchers and practitioners. The Conference is rooted in the Dubai Strategy for People of Determination 2020, as well as the “My Community... A City for Everyone” initiative, which seek to make Dubai a friendlier city for people of determination.

In addition to exploring the latest studies and international success stories in the inclusive employment sector, day two of ICIEOL 2017 includes eight workshops that look into local successes in the field.

Participating experts and professionals in the vocational and academic rehabilitation sector for people of determination will be able to receive accredited CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points.

Key takeaways from the International Conference for Inclusive Employment and Occupational Learning will be posted on the event’s website: www.icieol.com.

Background Information

Community Development Authority

​​​The Community Development Authority (CDA) was founded by a decree of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in July 2008. CDA is responsible for setting up and developing a framework for social development, and aims to achieve the goals outlined in the Dubai Strategic Plans.

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