Ras Al Khaimah Government to offer AI and Machine Learning Certification to Job Seekers Through New Program

28 December 2023

Ras Al Khaimah Government Entities to offer Certification in AI, Machine Learning and Data Analytics to Job Seekers and Graduates through Program Aimed at Strengthening the UAE’s Global Competitiveness in the Digital Sector

As part of Ras Al Khaimah Government’s commitment to support the education, development and competitiveness of UAE talent in the global digital sector, and in line with the Emirate’s vision and strategy to create a bright, sustainable future, the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and RAK Investment and Development Office (IDO) have signed a partnership agreement to launch a Certified Artificial Intelligence Practitioner (CAIP) Program.

In collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Academy, this CAIP agreement aims to enhance and develop the skills and abilities of Emirati job seekers and graduates by providing career development programs in various areas, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics, in order to keep pace with advancing digital technologies and increased automation, as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Participants stand to earn certification from Stanford University, one of the top five universities in the world, and Cert Nexus, a reputable U.S. body that offers certificates in the fields of emerging technologies.

The agreement was signed by Their Excellencies Dr. Mohamed Abdullatif Khalifa, Director General of the DHR, and Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Managing Director and Board Member of RAK IDO.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Abdullatif Khalifa stated: “This strategic partnership between the DHR and IDO in Ras Al Khaimah reflects our strong commitment to enhancing national skills and elevating education and training standards in the digital industry.

“We are committed to offering development programs that will enable graduates and job seekers to keep pace with digital technologies and achieve excellence in these global sectors.”

His Excellency Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi added: “This is a pioneering initiative aimed at preparing and qualifying national talent in the global sector of artificial intelligence, thus enabling them to perform at the highest international standards of leadership, creativity and competitiveness. In collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Academy, we are dedicated to offering specialized training programs with the goal of empowering participants to obtain international academic qualifications, thus enabling them to perform at their highest capabilities and best represent Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE on the global stage.”

Ras Al Khaimah’s CAIP Program will continue for eight months, giving participants the opportunity to receive a CAIP certification from Cert Nexus, as well as an online certificate in machine learning from Stanford University. Throughout the Program, participants will be given the opportunity to practice these new skills and they will have the opportunity to take part in internships and have support in job placements after completion of the Program.

This partnership reflects Ras Al Khaimah Government’s commitment to provide Emirati youth with the opportunities to develop and enhance their professional skills and international career prospects, in line with the Emirate’s vision for a bright, sustainable future for all.

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