Bid to boost hospitality, tourism training in Dubai

DUBAI — The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Aviation College (EAC) for the improvement of training opportunities in the hospitality and tourism sectors in Dubai.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 24 Jul 2007, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:19 AM

The agreement was signed recently by EAC Vice-Chancellor Mohammed Al Budoor and DTCM Executive Director-Human Resources and Training Solutions Ibrahim Yaqoot.

“This MoU allows for the establishment of a steering committee that will elaborate training needs and programmes in the hospitality industry within the Emirates Group as well as the industry at large across the UAE. We will develop a two-year plan which will include training programmes for industry trainers and assure a high quality of training in joint projects,” said Yaqoot.

Al Budoor, on his part, noted that the cooperation will greatly enhance the tourism industry, one of the most important economic sectors within the UAE which has seen tremendous growth over the past few years.

“I am confident that our relationship with DTCM will enhance our tourism management courses and help us attract more professionals from both Emirati and expatriate workforce,” he said.

Both parties will explore the possibility of EAC becoming a sub-licensee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).

The DTCM and EAC will conduct the training programmes in Emirates Group and in Dubai, and may award joint certificates to participants who have completed and passed the set requirements of the competence-based training units.

The training will be based on AHLA training programmes for the operational departments of the hospitality industry.

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