Dubai gets classroom to train blue-collar workers
The classroom, located at the Danube Welfare Centre, "will be used to train and develop unskilled workers" in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
An education facility has been launched to train blue-collar workers in Dubai.
Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), Danube Group, and a representative from Community Development Authority (CDA), inaugurated the classroom at JAFZA's South Zone.
The classroom, located at the Danube Welfare Centre, "will be used to train and develop unskilled workers in the free zone".
Free seminars and lectures, and a comprehensive curriculum on basic English, personality development, and computer skills, will be delivered through the facility.
Remarking at the classroom's launch, Sultan Bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, and chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said unskilled workers living in JAFZA's staff accommodation would be trained through the facility.
JAFZA is a part of DP World.
He added: "As part of our community-wide initiatives, we are delighted to cooperate with the Danube Group to provide quality training to unskilled workers.
"This will help them improve their quality of life and careers."
The facility's launch follows a memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked between JAFZA and Danube Welfare Centre to improve the quality of workers' lives.
More than 1,000 students registered and were assigned classes in a span of three weeks.
Commenting on the classroom's inauguration, Rizwan Sajan, founder and chairman of Danube Group, added: "We are extremely pleased to have the opening of the first classroom soon after the MoU signing.
"We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with JAFZA and plan to open many more centres in collaboration with it."
According to Dubai Media Office, Danube Welfare Center was set up in 2012 to deliver a positive transformation in the lives of workers in the emirate.