75-Vocational education teachers

Job Title: 

Vocational education teachers

Job Description: 

Vocational education teachers teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects in adult and further education institutions and to senior students in secondary schools and colleges.


Vocational education teachers prepare students for employment in specific occupations or occupational areas for which university or higher education is not normally required. They deliver vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level to students who have graduated or left high school (in some instances in a secondary school for technical subjects under a partner arrangement). It may include delivery via correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • developing curricula and planning course content and methods of instruction
  • determining training needs of students or workers and liaising with individuals, industry and other education sectors to ensure provision of relevant education and training programs
  • presenting lectures and conducting discussions to increase students? knowledge and competence
  • instructing and monitoring students in the use of tools, equipment and materials and the prevention of injury and damage
  • observing and evaluating students? work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement
  • administering oral, written or performance tests to measure progress, evaluate training effectiveness and assess competency
  • preparing reports and maintaining records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details
  • supervising independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training
  • providing individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction
  • conducting on-the-job training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.

Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Higher knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Broad knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Broad knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and produce recommendations and/ or relevant options
  • Manage higher level relationships and organize related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Higher skills and experience in broad based policy analysis, formulation and research, plus planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop concepts and convey strategic suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Broad level negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support broad-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex predictable and new contexts problems
  • Communicate with effect, and a proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively control risks associated with change, as well observe ethical standards related to complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed broad organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education and encompasses working in a polytechnic, institute, college, workplace with suitable environs for delivery of learning, actual in-situ workplace. Employment may be full-time, part-time or contractual basis. In some instances it may be casual hire.


    !Diploma in a specific field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent and in some instances may also require a Bachelor of Education and/or post graduate qualification in a speciality subject area / Vocational Education and Training (VET).!

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 - 7 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    ADVETI, The Petroleum Institute, Institute of Applied Technology, NIVE, Sharjah Institute of Technology, ADNOC Technical Institute

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Automotive technology instructor - Cosmetology instructor - Vocational education teacher
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Instructor - Mentor - Trainer and assessor - Assessor - Apprentice master - Technology education teacher - Agricultural education teacher - Allied health teacher - Marketing education teacher - Welding instructor - Training manager

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Government, public administration and education services
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi