Dubai College of Tourism Hosts Career Fair to Enable Students to Chart a Successful Future
Enable students to choose from a range of career choices.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 24 Mar 2022: The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), a part of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), hosted a career fair for all of its students to enable them to choose from a range of career choices to chart a successful future.
Industry leaders from across the tourism ecosystem were invited to attend and present their respective organisations to students at the purpose-built college facility located in One Central in the dynamic Dubai World Trade Centre area. This was followed by conducting interviews pertaining to part-time opportunities, internships, management trainee programmes and full-time positions. The fair was held to aid the students to gain confidence and strengthen their networking skills, in order to secure internships which is a mandatory part of their programme at DCT.
DCT courses provide a hands-on approach that is unrivalled within the industry and active collaborative initiatives with industry partners form a cornerstone of the programmes as these are designed to provide students with a transformational educational experience that is tailored to meet the needs of future employers.
Participating companies included the Jumeirah Group, Hilton, Dan Bolton Creative Management Agency, Sofitel The Palm, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Pullman Hotels, Marriott, TEC Events, Avantgarde, and Media One Hotel.
About Dubai College of Tourism (DCT):
DCT runs the first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary educational platform in the region. The College provides certificate and diploma courses in tourism, hospitality, retail business, events and culinary arts through the TVET accreditation framework. DCT aims to be recognised as the premier vocational institution in the region with its courses bridging the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree, ensuring a steady stream of highly trained tourism professionals for the city. DCT manages Medyaf the Industry Nationalisation initiative that aims to attract and train Emiratis to work in Dubai’s tourism industry and The College is also responsible for delivering fundamental programmes specifically designed for those working within the tourism industry, such as; ‘Dubai Way’ (for tourist-facing staff in Dubai) and ‘Dubai Expert’ (an interactive online training tool for international travel agents).
About Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)
With the ultimate vision of making Dubai the world’s leading commercial centre, investment hub and tourism destination, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is mandated to support the Government in positioning the emirate as a major hub for global economy and tourism, and in boosting the city’s economic and tourism competitiveness indicators. Under this remit, DET is driving efforts to further enhance Dubai’s diversified, innovative service-based economy to attract top global talent, deliver a world-class business environment and accelerate productivity growth. Additionally, DET is supporting Dubai’s vision to become the world’s best city to live and work in by promoting its diverse destination proposition, unique lifestyle and outstanding quality of life, overall.
DET is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s business and tourism sectors. It is also responsible for the licensing and classification of all types of businesses, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. The DET portfolio includes Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, Dubai Industries and Exports, Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) and Dubai SME, as well as Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Calendar and Dubai Business Events.