New York TimesBy Sarah Hamdan. For Musaab Abdo Murshed al-Maamari, continuing his studies after high school has meant striking out on a new path. “All the male members of my family are in the police or the army,” said Mr. Maamari, 20, an engineering student in the United Arab Emirates. “I wanted a change. I didn’t want to follow. I wanted more, a different kind of job.” 
But rather than going to a university, he signed up for a practical engineering program offered by the National Institute of Vocational Education, in Dubai. More...