The Jakarta Post
In conjunction with the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the Emirates College of Technology (ECT) introduced the new executive program 'Happiness Makers'. (Emirates College of Technology/File)
The Emirates College of Technology (ECT) in collaboration with Happiness Colors International has introduced a new executive program called “Happiness Makers”.
It was launched in conjunction with the International Day of Happiness on March 20 and the college’s move to central Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The partnership was designed to inspire change as well as support the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, in which the happiness of citizens is a priority.
“This new initiative is a game-changer for higher education in the Emirate, offering a multitude of potential benefits for students,” said Abdul Rahim Sabouni, acting president and CEO of ECT, in a press release made available to The Jakarta Post.
“This is the first time in the UAE that a program has been designed to provide the right educational environment for students focusing on instilling positivity and happiness as a core value so that they are able to achieve their goals and ambitions.”
The ECT has also announced additional programs that align with the "Tomorrow 21" economic stimulus program. "Training on Demand” offers management consultation and annual contract services, along with “innovation and management of entertainment marketing ideas” for semi-private projects.
Founded in 1993, the ECT is one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest universities. Its students come from 16 different countries across the globe. In April 2018, the college’s business programs earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), in Kansas City, Missouri, the United States.
The UAE ranked 20th in the 2018 Gallup World Happiness Report, according to the Khaleej Times.
The country was also ranked as the happiest country in the Arab World for four consecutive years in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's 2018 World Happiness Report. (wng)