Dubai Knowldege Village holds annual Training Open Week
Workshops during the three-day event covered topics including human resources, marketing, sales, project management, strategy, leadership and information technology with the goal of diminishing the skills gap between industry and academia in the workforce.
“It is crucial that we embrace and promote vocational and technical training to help develop the specific skills required in certain sectors of the workforce,¨ Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village Managing Director Ayoub Kazim said. ¨While large corporates are increasingly taking on the role of setting up in-house academic training centers, smaller companies really need the help of professional training and human capital consultants. DKV’s ‘Training Open Week’ offers those companies a platform to fulfil their training needs, with an overview of the current trends across industries.¨
Companies participating in this year’s event included Think Media Labs, INNOVABIA, The Change Associates and FH Insights. Manchester Business School was the keynote sponsor.
“We are very proud to be a keynote sponsor of this year’s Training Open Week. Any event that connects the worlds of academia and industry can only have a positive impact on social and economic development in the UAE," Manchester Business School's Middle East Director Randa Bessiso said.