SCAD's statistical training institute organizes 7 courses for 104 participants in Q3 2012
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, October 18 - 2012 at 09:06
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Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) announced that 104 trainees attended the seven courses organized by SCAD's Statistical Training Institute in the third quarter of 2012. The Centre added that the course participants belonged to 10 out of the 29 Government entities that the STI collaborates with.
SCAD seeks to promote cooperation with these government bodies through the provision of specialized statistical training programmes for their staff, and joint evaluation of the inputs and outputs of these courses, depending on the nature and requirements of their respective areas of work.
By the end of September 2012 trainees had attended seven courses, six of which covered statistical areas, including statistics for non-statisticians (2 groups), agricultural statistics for beginners, International Financial Reporting Standards, foreign trade in merchandise and services and foreign investment, in addition to a course in presentation skills. The STI also organized an important lecture entitled: 'Modern Trends in Official Statistics'.
The STI noted, "The 'statistics for non-statisticians' course is at present reserved for the SCAD's employees only, who will be covered by the end of the current year, where after the course will be offered to the staff of other Government entities during next year's training programme."
The STI is also preparing to organize 12 new courses in the fourth quarter of this year, covering diverse topics, such as labour force statistics (concepts and collection of administrative data, international practices of the ILO, the UN and the OECD) basic demography course, economic characteristics of the population by age and gender, population structure, marriage, divorce and immigration, survey data processing (advanced), estimation methods, and agricultural price index (beginner and intermediate) data collection and entry techniques, demography (intermediate), population estimates and projections, sources of population statistics, statistical classifications (economic and social-beginner and intermediate), official statistics- statistical business model concept, etc., in addition to the four courses addressing behavioral and managerial themes.
It is worth mentioning that SCAD is currently upgrading its website to ensure better services for the page visitors and the Institute's clients, adding that the launch of the Centre's portal in its new sitemap will announced soon.
According to SCAD, the STI offers courses in a wide range of topics including economic, demographic, social, agricultural, and environmental statistics, surveys, statistical research and general statistics, to meet the needs of Government agencies in various statistical disciplines and to cooperate with them in the evaluation of the inputs and outputs of the courses as per the specific requirements of the participants, in fulfillment of its mission to raise the efficiency of personnel working in the statistical units of these agencies.
Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi added that it has maintained coordination with several internationally recognized universities and institutes in the field of statistics as strategic partners of the Institute in the delivery of high-quality courses in accordance with international standards.
Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi called on all government entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to take advantage of the training programmes organized by SCAD's Institute of Statistical Training, which are presented by highly competent experts in the various fields of applied statistics, including population censuses and various types of specialized field surveys. The STI frequently invites expert trainers from prestigious institutions worldwide, so that the Institute's trainees can benefit from their high level of expertise and long experience in official statistics.
HE Butti Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Director General of Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi, pointed out, "The creation of the STI as a facility that caters to the preparation of statistical cadres and the upgrading of their performance is considered one of the fundamental requirements for building an advanced statistical system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi."
SCAD's Director General remarked that through the STI, the Centre seeks to build a base of competent human resources that would provide the statistical service required to meet the needs of various users in a timely manner.
This can only be attained through a specialized training institute to prepare, implement and manage statistical training activities on a regular basis, in line with the objectives of the Centre and the statistical units of government and private agencies that produce or use statistical data in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The institute also and supports Emiratization in this strategic area with competent, adequately trained UAE nationals.
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