Dubai College of Tourism's Emirati students train at TRYP by Wyndham
The training programme is an initiative designed to help UAE nationals build a career in Dubai’s tourism industry
TRYP by Wyndham Dubai and Wyndham Dubai Marina hosted 18 Emirati students as part of a summer training course under Dubai College of Tourism's Medyaf programme.
Earlier this week, on 26 and 27 August, 2019 students took part in two days of immersive hospitality training. The Medyaf programme is an initiative designed to help UAE nationals build a career in Dubai’s tourism industry.
During the training, students learned about properties and were given an overview of the hospitality industry in the UAE. The sessions included educational and experiential activities ranging from pasta-making competitions, towel art, freak shake making and quizzes, giving the students exposure of operations departments such as housekeeping, front office and F&B.
Cluster director of human resources, Sarah Brooks said: “Tourism and hospitality are key industries for Dubai and the entire UAE and its imperative that we facilitate and encourage UAE nationals to join these industries with passion and pride. Under the auspices of Dubai College of Tourism and through the Medyaf programme we are able to encourage Emirati students to follow their passions and gain qualifications to enable them to have a long and fulfilling career in the industry.”
Dubai College of Tourism's director of industry nationalisation, Mariam Sultan Al Maeeni said: “One of the objectives of Dubai’s tourism strategy is to successfully implement the Emiratisation programme that would help pave the way for more and more Emiratis to join the tourism workforce. As part of our efforts to achieve this goal, the Dubai College of Tourism works closely with government and private sector entities through its ‘Medyaf’ programme with the aim of identifying and training local talent and creating suitable career opportunities for them.”