Ajman – Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) Training Section launched a program to train UAE secondary school students on all hotel operations, in a step aiming to enhance Emiratization efforts in the various tourism sectors.
"The program aims to encourage UAE nationals to work in the tourism sector in order to increase the percentage of Emirati employees in the various tourism facilities; a target which goes in line with Ajman Vision 2021 and ATDD's strategic plan," Head of ATDD Training Section Asmaa Al Beloushi said.
The first phase of the program, implemented in cooperation with the Ajman Palace Hotel, continued for one month, said Al Beloushi, adding that eight students were involved.
The second phase, to begin in April, will include 20 female students, she said, adding that ATDD would develop the training program to include more UAE nationals.
ATDD Tourism Classification Section currently offers training courses for UAE locals who would like to obtain a tourist guide license in the emirate of Ajman, Al Beloushi concluded.