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DCT Highlights Importance of Practical Training for the Hospitality Workforce

Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), runs the first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary educational platform in the region to create a dynamic, global and forward-thinking workforce of talent sourced from Dubai for Dubai. 

The college offers courses specifically designed for young students aiming to work within the tourism industry. The curated certificate and diploma courses span five programme areas – tourism, hospitality, retail business, events and culinary arts, offering a pathway for students to achieve professional success through world-class academic offerings.

 Earlier this year, DCT and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), one of the oldest and largest higher education institutions in the UK, announced a new pathway for Dubai College of Tourism students. With the new pathway, students who graduate with a DCT Advanced Diploma and the required GPA, will be able to continue and obtain a ‘top-up degree’ as a student of LJMU and graduate with a BA (Hons) from the highly accredited UK institution.

 Aiming to bridge the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree, and as a vocational college, DCT focuses on providing students with practical experience to complement their theoretical knowledge. As part of Dubai Tourism, DCT is uniquely positioned to provide students access to a number of high profile city stakeholders from large hotel groups, to retail stores and restaurateurs.

Placing emphasis on real-world skills, internships are a crucial element of DCT’s courses, as they empower students with the confidence and experience they need to succeed as the city’s next generation of tourism leaders.