Career Readiness
for High School Students

Our Program

Arab Excellence (AE) has developed an innovative educational and training program based on the real experiences and stories of 75 inspiring Arab and UAE role models worldwide. The aim is to help students nurture the mindset of Excellence and provide them with concrete tools and transferable skills they need to build their vision and grow their career in order to achieve Excellence. The training program is designed for high school students (Arabs & Non Arabs) and combines Career Counselling, development of soft skills and knowledge and pride of the Arab world.

During these workshops, students will develop a personal roadmap for their future studies and career plans, work with templates for next steps planning, use strategies such as vision-mapping and goal setting, work collaboratively to make a presentation, and develop time-management, pitching and delivery skills. The best groups and students will be selected to go through advanced workshops, leading to presentations to parents, guests and media.

Students will then have the option to further engage with AE if they wish to keep developing their skills and become part of the AE network. Further details will follow.

Partners

Arab Excellence is providing programs targeting high schools for key organizations in the UAE, France and Morocco such as:

Programs

Programs at the British School of Abu Dhabi

Arab Excellence Workshop at the BSAK -

During these workshops, students are developing a personal roadmap for their future studies and career plans. They work with templates for next steps planning, use strategies such as vision-mapping and goal setting, and work collaboratively to make a presentation, and develop time-management, pitching and delivery skills.

Summer Bootcamp at INSEAD

Arab Excellence bootcamp at Summer@INSEAD

Providing 45 Emirati and international students with a hands-on (experiential) project where they use 2 external elements (video clips of role models and web research) to create a module about some insights they have had in shaping THEIR OWN career roadmap. The objectives of the bootcamp were to inspire students
through the example of outstanding role models and provide them with practical tools to achieve excellence in the future.

Workshop in Rabat, Morocco

AE Workshop with high school students - Rabat - Morocco

The goal of this workshop was to inspire and empower students and leverage the experiences of existing role models in an explicit way to increase students’ ambitions and self-confidence.
Students have been provided with pragmatic tools (mind maps, career roadmap etc..) that they need to build their careers and shape their own vision and dreams in life.

Influences on Students’ attainment and progress:

On top of nurturing a sense of responsibility and ownership for their future, this program can create additional opportunities for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the heritage, culture and values of the Arab world, including the UAE – beyond the Arabic and Islamic lessons. It focuses on deepening knowledge and pride in the Arab culture in the fields of entrepreneurship, sports, arts, music, and research- an important area in the Inspection framework. The training program combines the Arab culture with students’ career aspirations.

 

Students feedback after attending the Arab Excellence program in the British School of Abu Dhabi

How impacted do you feel

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Students developed a sense of responsibility

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Students more motivated to acheive their goals

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Students capable of having a conversation about their career and vision

I feel more motivated to achieve my goals because after reading and learning about the stories and backgrounds of these inspirational people, I feel like I should be able to turn my dreams into reality. Arab Excellence has taught me that it is important to set out a plan for yourself, and to to aim high, which is a piece of advice I will certainly be using.

Jana

Year 9 Student, The British School of Abu Dhabi

The workshop showed me how keeping a clear and organized path can really help with achieving your goals in the future.

Shamsa

Year 9 Student, The British School of Abu Dhabi

I feel that this program has helped me realize fully why I want to go into law, and has also helped me realize that I need to plan and put lots of effort into it.

Marwan

Year 9 Student, The British School of Abu Dhabi

This made me realize that anyone can achieve their dreams as long as they have passion for and work towards it. I feel more motivated to achieve my own personal goals now. In addition I have learnt about people in this region of the world that have done great things.

Aishah

Year 9 Student, The British School of Abu Dhabi

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