Learn to introduce robotics, IR4.0 course in UAE schools

Leams Education, based in the United Arab Emirates, said it launched a groundbreaking initiative bringing coding and robotics into classrooms and labs, to prepare students for the future and help them gain the skills to excel in the new era dominated by Industry 4.0.

Leams Education, a futuristic education management company operating schools in the United Arab Emirates, said it launched a groundbreaking initiative bringing coding and robotics into classrooms and labs, to prepare students for the future and help them learn the skills needed to excel in the new era. dominated by the 4th industrial revolution (Industry 4.0 or IR4.0).

Coding and robotics will create a new class of highly employable students who will be in an advantageous position to land the best jobs upon graduation. Many of them will also become job creators by launching technology start-ups.

In line with the new initiative, students receive early lessons and hands-on training in coding, robotics, design, machine learning, and 3D printing that will help them be ready for big data analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and digital disruptions that are part of the 4th industrial revolution.

Leams Education, which runs Apple International School, Oxford School, The Indian Academy and Apple International Community School, has already been testing the pilot project over the past few months.

Today, its management announces the large-scale launch of the program in all its institutions starting with the new academic session starting in August/September this year.

Commenting on the new courses, Group CEO Nabil Lahir said, “As a forward-looking education management group, we want to prepare our students for the future so that they don’t have to not to struggle later in life learning new skills that are essential for the 4th industrial revolution that is transforming the global economy into a digital economy and being in control of your own destiny,

The announcement comes at a time when the global robotics market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.45%, growing from $27.73 billion in 2020 to $74.1 billion by 2026, according to Mordor Intelligence.

The use of robots is still in its infancy in the United Arab Emirates, and is expected to accelerate in the coming years.

A recent report from Oxford Business Group indicates that automation will put many jobs in the labor market under pressure.

Based on a study of five GCC economies – Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates – global management consultancy McKinsey estimates that 42.6% of work in the GCC will be automated by 2030, slightly ahead of the estimated global average of 32%.

Workers with a high school education or below are most at risk of losing their jobs to 4IR technologies, and some 57% of these workers are expected to see their jobs replaced by automation by 2030, compared to just 22 % of those who hold a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

Employees in the service, administrative, construction and manufacturing sectors are most at risk, the study says.

Lahir said the world is rapidly moving towards digitalization and if we don’t change we will become obsolete in the new world order that is emerging through the disruptions.

“Most jobs are moving into the digital space and those that don’t change with the times are losing out. So if we don’t prepare students with technology, coding and robotics, they will fall behind and that is dangerous for their future,” he said. declared.

The initiative is in line with the UAE Government’s Centenary Vision 2071 to make the country future-proof and future-proof so that its next generation can lead the world through technology and intelligence. innovation.

According to global audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), artificial intelligence will add more than $277.1 billion to the GDP of GCC countries in 2030.

In absolute terms, Saudi Arabia will see the greatest gains from AI, adding an estimated $135.2 billion to its economy in 2030. In relative terms, the United Arab Emirates will see the greatest impact, AI contributing 13.6% – or $96 billion – to GDP in 2030, Lahir said, citing data.

Early coding, or precoding, provides children with experiences that incorporate communication, thinking, and problem solving. Children can be immersed in cross-functional activities that align with multiple subject areas, such as math, problem solving, communication and literacy, he added.

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