By Sam Bridge
More than 350 Emiratis will be trained for diverse pivotal roles at Expo 2020 Dubai under new agreement
The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT) has signed an agreement with the Expo Generation Programme to train more than 350 Emiratis for diverse pivotal roles at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The vocational education institution of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) said participants are set to join the Expo 2020 team immediately after completing the course.
The agreement envisages six weeks of training for each participant with the entire programme scheduled to run from January to May 2020.
The Expo Academy, a key institution of Expo 2020, has rolled out a human resources development programme designed to recruit and train young UAE nationals for a wide range of roles and responsibilities within the global event.
The specialised course will consist of three weeks of classroom training, and an additional three weeks on-the-job training with the support of industry experts.
Essa Bin Hadher, general manager, Dubai College of Tourism, said: “We recognise how crucial it is to build a large workforce of skilled Emiratis and pave the way for more and more locals to take up employment across tourism touchpoints in the city.
"As Dubai prepares to host the historic Expo 2020, our landmark partnership with Expo Academy reflects our shared vision to not only train Emirati youth to take on various pivotal roles but also ensure they become a significant legacy of Expo 2020."
Mohammed AlHashmi, chief technology officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, added: “The agreement ensures continuous impact long after Expo 2020, by helping to prepare and train future generations to host more mega events in the future, contributing to the UAE and regional economy in the long run.”