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Pearson VUE, QCC partner to strengthen skills verification in UAE

Pearson VUE and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) have partnered to develop and deliver a skills verification examination programme for construction professionals in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Pearson VUE and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) have partnered to develop and deliver a skills verification examination programme for construction professionals in the UAE.

Pearson VUE’s team of measurement scientists will work with QCC’s team to convert its personnel conformity schemes into exams.

These exams will be delivered via the company’s network of test centers across the country and will give candidates the option to book any test date and timing of their choice.

READ: Mideast construction firms underscore the importance of training

Matthew Poyiadgi, vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Pearson VUE, said: “Our new partnership will allow candidates from around the world to prove their skills to a potential employer in the Middle East, while also providing a development path where higher level exams can be taken at the end of the two year certification validity. It will also mean a potential increase in income and living standards.”

Eng. Abdulla Hassan Al Muaini, executive director of conformity scheme services at QCC, said: "We have signed this agreement with PVUE as part of our priority to galvanize our efforts and optimize the use of resources in achieving our shared objectives.

"We selected Pearson VUE due to their team’s focus on quality and test room security, along with a proven ability to run complex high-stakes examination programmes."

The agreement will cover a wide range of sectors across the UAE including agriculture, cosmetics car mechanics, hazard material management, pest control theory, and pest control practical tests.

 

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