The 2nd Vocational Guidance Forum kicked off today themed (Towards insightful, futuristic and productive horizons) with participation of 225 social guidance specialists from the three stages of schooling. The Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, emphasized in his inaugural speech the significance of maintaining an equilibrium between student needs, aptitudes and dispositions on the one hand and labour market requirements on the other. Students receive quality academic instruction and vocational training to pursue an active career commensurate with individual aptitudes and inclinations, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi said. The Minister of Education envisioned building excellent vocational guidance programmes and harnessing modern techniques and technologies, pointing out that qualified social workers in the Ministry boost academic and vocational awareness of intermediate school students to help them choose whichever subjects and disciplines they prefer to study at secondary school level according to their capabilities, disposition and academic performance.