Municipality staff to undergo training

DUBAI - Dubai Municipality has signed an agreement with the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management for conducting a specialised training programme in English, tailor-made for the municipal staff.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 18 Jun 2004, 11:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:59 PM

According to the agreement signed by Ibrahim Moosa, Head of Human Resources Development Section in the Personnel Department of the municipality, and John Mowatt, Head of the Department of Centre for Communications at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, more than 80 employees from different departments of the civic body will undergo training at the academy.

"The first batch of 60 employees will start their training from tomorrow at the academy campus near Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and this will continue for 16 weeks," Mr Moosa said.

He added that this batch, comprising of employees at the beginners and middle level, will undergo training in general English. "The second batch of 50 employees, who will also include those who have qualified from the first course, will undergo a special programme called English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) that will also last 16 weeks," he said.

He said this course is aimed at a specific group that includes supervisors, inspectors and laboratory employees. "We have changed the method of our English qualification. We have found that general English is not enough to meet the challenges faced by the employees in different fields. Hence, we have opted for more tailor-made programmes from professional institutes aiming at different sectors," Mr Moosa added.

Those who pass out of these courses will be awarded valid national certificates to allow those who wish to continue their academic pursuits to go ahead with advanced courses. "There were more than 200 applicants. However, those who met the basic criteria for the course were short-listed by the Human Resources Development Section taking into consideration the requirements of their jobs," he said.

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