UJ to transition several programs to technical, vocational training

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AMMAN — The Council of Deans at the University of Jordan met in a session on Thursday to discuss the transition of several programs to vocational and technical education, in a response to the royal vision for developing a vocational education environment. اضافة اعلان

In line with the executive program plan for the Economic Development Vision launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Council, chaired by Dr. Nader Obeidat, has developed a plan to incorporate the vocational aspect into the curricula, serving as a roadmap for the transition towards a more harmonized vocational education in line with the requirements of the labor market.

This will be achieved through studying the market needs and aligning them with the outcomes of the educational process.

Additionally, the Council has decided to hold preparatory programs in data science and information technology for graduates of mathematics and physics.

Smart agriculture, artificial intelligence, and data science
In addition to updating the existing curricula, the plan, which will be implemented in the upcoming academic year, includes the introduction of diploma programs in smart agriculture, artificial intelligence, and data science.

It also involves the establishment of several professional specializations related to future professions.

New programs to be added
The university intends to launch an advanced diploma in respiratory care, as well as two master's programs in women's health and health policies, which have been approved after conducting several market studies and consultations with the private sector.

The university is also working on incorporating professional programs into the current curricula for fourth-year students in partnership with the public and private sectors, and involving experienced individuals from the local community.

Parallel to these efforts, the university seeks to organize non-curricular courses and activities aimed at refining students' personalities and equipping them with the necessary skills to enhance their competitiveness in the job market.

Additionally, it plans to offer several joint university courses through the University Requirements Office on entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as establishing and managing small projects.

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