Dubai College of Tourism to train 350 Emiratis for Expo 2020 Dubai

Training to be implemented under DCT’s industry nationalisation programme, Medyaf to add local talent to Dubai workforce

The move looks to add local talent into Dubai workforce. [representational image]
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The move looks to add local talent into Dubai workforce. [representational image]

The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), a vocational education institution of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing alongside Expo generation Programme will train 350 Emiratis for various roles at the Expo 2020 Dubai starting from January to May 2020.

According to the UAE’s state-owned news agency, Wam, the training will be implemented under DCT’s industry nationalisation programme, Medyaf, which looks to add highly-skilled local talent to Dubai’s ever expanding workforce.

The agreement was inked between general manager of DCT, Essa Bin Hadher; and chief technology officer of Expo 2020 Dubai, Mohammed Al Hashmi.
The programme includes six weeks of training divided between three weeks of classroom training and three weeks of on-the-job training.

Speaking about the programme, head of Expo Academy and Emiratisation, Human Resources, Workforce and Volunteers at Expo 2020 Dubai, Fatima Alloghani,said: "This is a new and unique opportunity offered by the Expo Generation Programme to UAE national graduates to gain experience in organising global mega-events and receive training in operational and leadership skills as part of the Expo 2020 Dubai team."

Meanwhile, director of Industry Nationalisation at DCT, Mariam Al Maeeni, said: "By the end of the specialised course at the DCT, the Emirati participants will possess the requisite knowledge and service skills to provide authentic local experiences, as part of the hospitality that will be accorded to visitors from around the world.”

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