Dubai: TRYP by Wyndham Dubai and Wyndham Dubai Marina welcomed 18 Emirati students, who were part of a summer training course under the ‘Medyaf’ programme of Dubai College of Tourism earlier this week, on 26th and 27th August to take part in two days of immersive hospitality training.
The sessions are part of a wider initiative launched by the Dubai College of Tourism’s, ‘Medyaf’ programme, an industry nationalisation training initiative designed to help UAE nationals build a career in Dubai’s tourism industry.
During the training, students took part in immersive sessions to learn more about both 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 to towel art, freak shake making and quizzes.
The interactive workshops gave students first-hand exposure of operations departments such as housekeeping, front office and F&B.
Sarah Brooks, Cluster Director of Human Resources said: “The open days that we have set up at Wyndham Dubai Marina and Tryp by Wyndham Dubai are very important to introduce prospective students to the world of hospitality.
“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.
“We have opened our doors and hearts to show the care, commitment and fun that can be had when working in the hospitality industry. We hope that we can host many more student internships from Dubai College of Tourism, more open days and ultimately welcome Emirati colleagues from the college to our team.’’
Mariam Sultan Al Maeeni, Director, Industry Nationalisation, Dubai College of Tourism, 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. We, therefore, appreciate the whole-hearted support extended by Wyndham Dubai to help ensure the success of our industry nationalisation initiative”.
The educational programme aims to help Emirati students develop their passion for hospitality while learning new skills. Following the success of these sessions, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai and Wyndham Dubai Marina are hoping to welcome Dubai College of Tourism students and graduates into further training programmes, internships and careers.