Dubai College of Tourism (DCT) has announced a strategic partnership with leading international hospitality company, Jumeirah Group, to facilitate graduates in pursuing successful careers in the tourism and hospitality sectors, and forms an integral part of the industry nationalisation initiative, Medyaf. This initiative firmly supports Dubai Tourism’s growth strategy and highlights the pivotal role that local talent will play in the future of Dubai’s tourism sector and its status as an exceptional world-class destination.
Essa Bin Hadher, General Manager of Dubai College of Tourism, commented, “The agreement with hospitality leader Jumeirah Group will provide a major impetus to the Medyaf programme of Dubai College of Tourism, to attract and train talented Emiratis for gainful employment in the tourism sector. It is also a reflection of the strong spirit of collaboration that exists between government and private sector establishments in Dubai and will further enhance the role of the hospitality sector in the implementation of Dubai’s tourism strategy designed to make the city the world’s No.1 most visited, revisited, and preferred destination. With the world going through challenging times, it is imperative to expand the pool of local talent and we are confident that by working with industry partners of Jumeirah Group’s calibre, we will be able to achieve the goals of our industry nationalisation drive, a critical element in strengthening Dubai’s tourism workforce.”
Commenting on the agreement, Ellen Dubois du Bellay, Chief Human Resources Officer, Jumeirah Group said, ”The development of young local talent is a key focus for Jumeirah Group. The next generation will be crucial to the future of our company and that of the hospitality sector in the UAE, and we fully support the nation’s mission to encourage more Emiratis to consider this field as a viable career path. As a leading global hospitality group that was born in the UAE, we are proud to extend our expertise to DCT’s Medyaf students who we believe will become exceptional leaders of the future. We also see this as a great platform to find new talent for our organisation.