Dh5.3 million training centre for DM staff

DUBAI - Dubai Municipality will complete next month the works of a full-fledged training centre for its staff as part of the civic body’s commitment to offer the best opportunities to hone their skills.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 23 Aug 2004, 10:04 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:20 PM

Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality, who noted that the centre would be an ideal place for the DM staff to undergo various kinds of training, stated this.

“The municipality has adopted a policy of equipping its more than 12,000 staff with modern skills that will enable them to face future challenges. Training is very important as far as every organisation is concerned and we, at Dubai Municipality, attach much importance to constantly train the staff in line with the directives of Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality,” said Mr Sultan.

He added that the Dh5.3 million training facility is being set up at the premises of the Dubai Municipality Staff Club in Al Garhoud, which offers a perfect venue for the staff to mix their education with recreation.

The centre consists of three segments: the office block, which includes offices for administration staff, reception area and the training halls. There are eight fully-equipped multi-purpose training halls with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. There are purpose-built halls for English language courses and computer labs. These halls could be used as one unit, if need arises.

Over the past three years, Dubai Municipality has made big leaps in training its staff with as many as 1,215 training courses in which more than 12,000 employees participated. These figures represent more than 140 per cent of what is targeted by the Personnel Department. Nearly 80 per cent of the staff has undergone training during the period under review.

In addition, the Information Technology Department at Dubai Municipality held last year 74 training courses in office automation systems and 60 courses in various information systems, in which more than 1,300 staff attended.

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