Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) was established in 2007 and has seven (7) entities: Al Jazirah Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, Al Jaheli Institute of Science and Technology in Al Ain, Baynounah Institute of Science and Technology in Western Region, Al Reef Institute of Logistics and Applied Technology in Al Shahama, Sharjah Institute of Science & Technology in Sharjah, Secondary Technical School (STS) and Vocational Education Development Center (VEDC). ADVETI is an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Government and is under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical & Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).
Vocational education and training prepares learners for careers that are based in paraprofessional or practical activities, related to a speciﬁc occupation or vocation. The learner directly develops expertise in a particular vocation. Vocational education includes a diversity of occupations including retail, information technology, business, travel and tourism, hotel management, hospitality, ﬁnance, medical, property, paralegal, environment, health, safety, design. Learners develop skills to enable them to be proﬁcient in the workplace. These skills are occupational skills, industry skills and essential skills.