Dubai Women’s College, part of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), hosted Westerday the first Microsoft Open Door Education Series, a seminar designed to increase awareness for the opportunities that the new information economy holds for students and how they can prepare themselves for it.
Current students at HCT as well as alumni attended the seminar. Open Door Education is an offshoot of Microsoft Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean’s (GEM’s) Open Door Series, now in its third year.
“If there is one community of the population that requires our support, it is the student community,” said Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al-Nahayan, chancellor, HCT and minister of higher education. “As the torchbearers of the new economy, students have a responsibility to help bring business into a new era and it is our responsibility to teach them how.”
Bahram Mohazzebi, general manager, Microsoft GEM said “Computer-related skills have become an integral part of most job categories and we believe that in today’s digital age, early adoption of technology is crucial to every student’s career path. Together with the HCT, Open Door Education will help to empower students with these essential skills.”
HCT is a dynamic institution promoting education throughout the United Arab Emirates. The effective use of modern technologies is a vital element in the curricula of the college and computer skills are emphasized in all programs. Dubai Women’s College is the largest college under the HCT umbrella with 1,900 students currently enrolled. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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