Tue 11-09-2018 13:07 PM
DUBAI, 11th September, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has successfully concluded its annual Summer Training Programme with 23 school and university students graduating in the 2018 batch. Hosted as part of the Department’s Emiratisation initiative, Medyaf, the month-long training programme welcomed students aged between 15 – 21 from 5th to 30th August.
Designed to appeal to school and university students interested in starting a career in tourism in the emirate, the annual programme welcomed participants to develop a deeper understanding of the various aspects of Dubai Tourism’s operations and the overall industry while gaining practical work experience outside the classroom.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Essa bin Hadher, General Manager of DCT, said, “Providing opportunities for personal and professional growth to the young people of our country has long been a key focus for Dubai Tourism and the College, guiding our continued efforts to invest in enhancing their abilities to succeed within today’s fast-paced industries and help them contribute towards building our society. Our recruitment and training workshops are therefore aimed at encouraging aspiring professionals to join our rapidly expanding, dynamic tourism industry while providing them with valuable practical experiences outside of the traditional classroom settings.”
The training sessions included in-depth insights into the Certificate Programmes on offer at the College, the various initiatives spearheaded by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishments (DFRE), as well as introductory sessions across four key pillars: Tourism; Hospitality; Tour Guides; and Community Service. The programme also provided students with immersive educational experiences with field trips hosted with various leisure and hospitality destinations and attractions, including Expo 2020 Dubai, Modhesh World and Big Bus Tour.