Dubai Culture Training Session
Thirty-three students from universities and secondary schools in Dubai were selected to participate in the Summer Programme Training hosted across the various departments of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, under the Forsaty (My Chance) campaign, aimed at empowering students with career-planning opportunities.
Eighteen university students and 15 secondary students are training across all the departments in the Authority, from Marketing, Events, Culture Support, Operations, Human Resources, and the Dubai Public Library, for four hours a day during Ramadan, until August 18, 2011. With a workforce of approximately 150 employees in the Authority, the Training & Performance Department under Dubai Culture, is providing the participants with insights into the operational ethos of the Authority.
Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director-General, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, said: “The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is committed to creating a positive growth environment where every Emirati can achieve their full potential. The introduction of these training sessions gives our participants a chance to give back to the community that they have grown up in.”
Amina Duwaya, Senior Training & Performance Manager, inaugurated the programme, and welcomed the trainees. She presented an overview of the workflow and described about the role and objectives of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. She said that the Summer Programme Training would further strengthen the knowledge horizons of the participants and help them make more informed decisions regarding career choices.
Dr. Salem Humaid, Senior Manager, Cultural Support & Development in the Authority, explained how the participants can benefit from the Summer Programme Training. Massoma Abo Al Hassan, Head of Unit, Dubai Public Library, explained the rules and regulations that have to be followed in Dubai Public Library during the Summer Training, as well as a general overview and history of the Dubai Public Library.
The Summer Programme Training incorporates lectures on various fields including self-building, leadership skills, community development, and team work. Students will be awarded with certificates and gifts upon completion of the training sessions, while special prizes will be distributed to students that complied with all the requirements.