UAE To Introduce Metaverse To Train Employees
Setting their eyes on the future, UAE has announced a new scheme to train their government employees in AI, blockchain, and metaverse technologies to make them more productive.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resource announced the training as a component of its new ‘Jahiz’ scheme, a digital platform that will be used to instruct government workers in fields like cybersecurity, digital transformation, blockchain, cloud computing, programming, Web 3.0, and the metaverse.
UAE Provides Training In Blockchain, AI, And The Metaverse To Increase Productivity
Jahiz recently received the support of the UAE Cabinet, which is led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
With the help of an interactive digital platform created in collaboration with 15 top government agencies and multinational corporations, it aims to increase the readiness of the UAE Government by upskilling all government employees with 20 key future skills within a year.
‘Jahiz’, a new model for government work created in collaboration between the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) and the Government Development and the Future Office, aims to improve the UAE Government’s future readiness by providing government talent with cutting-edge skills for the future.
Taming Future Proactively: The UAE Style
Ohood Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future and Chairwoman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), stated that giving employees future-ready skills and improving their knowledge of developing trends in industries related to government work are essential for ensuring that governments remain competitive.
Four Categories Of Training Will Be Provided To The Employees, In Both Arabic And English:
- Data and AI Skills: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, data management and analysis, and data visualization and narration training will all be available.
- Digital Skills: Cybersecurity, digital transformation, cloud computing, programming, Web 3.0, and the metaverse are all included in this subsection.
- 10X Skills: Employees will learn about 10X fundamentals, creativity and design, increasing productivity, connections for impact, and a growth mindset in this module.
- New Economy Skills: Government workers will research net-zero and climate change, circular economy and sustainability, digital economy, and new economic models to learn about upcoming challenges.
The platform also features the Future Skills Wallet, a personal digital file linked to the Federal Government employee performance management system that is used to earn and keep track of achievement badges for every government employee.
Remarks By The Top Authorities
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources’ acting director general, Laila Obaid Al Suwaidi described ‘Jahiz’ as a smart digital platform that offers government workers flexible upskilling opportunities and prepares them for the future.
She continued by saying that the project, which is “one of the government’s transformational projects” and is being led by FAHR, aims to empower government talent, equip them with the necessary skills, and improve their capacity for innovation and the use of cutting-edge technology in order to improve the efficiency and competitiveness.
Al Roumi, the chairwoman of the FAHR, emphasized that “Jahiz” supports creating the best government possible by increasing the UAE government’s performance, productivity, efficiency, and future readiness.
In her conclusion, she emphasized that Jahiz aims to support the government’s initiatives to adopt “new work methodologies” by giving government talent the opportunity to design and implement significant transformational projects and upskilling them to keep up with the future changes that will soon enter the global scenario.
In collaboration with 15 top national and international government and private organizations, the initiative offers specialized and interactive content. These partners’ experiences and expertise help to improve the platform’s content.
In short, UAE’s futuristic endeavor comes at a time when most countries are still coming to terms with the vast world of AI and other advanced technologies and is capable of inspiring similar trends in other countries.