21 November 2017

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Emaar to open training school
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Emaar Education, the education subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has announced the opening of a hospitality training school in September in Dubai. The Raffles Campus School of Hospitality will offer hospitality management programmes in collaboration with Australia’s Box Hill Institute, a top multi-purpose Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institute.
The school will be located at Umm Suqeim and will have a capacity of 1,500 students. Courses are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Students will be required to undergo industrial attachments as an integral part of the course, which would offer opportunities for employment. 
The Raffles Campus School of Hospitality also offers customised courses to employees of organisations in the hospitality industry such as hotels, resorts, recreational clubs and food and beverages outlets.
Boon Yew Ng, chief executive officer, Emaar Education said, “Skills and competency based education and training is a key focus of Emaar Education. The hospitality sector is one of the fastest growing business sectors in the region, evolving in tune with the impressive tourism growth. It is important to build a skilled and competent workforce for the industry. The Raffles Campus School of Hospitality will train and equip students with the industry best practices, and create a talent pool of professionals for the hospitality sector.”
All programmes offered by Raffles Campus School of Hospitality adhere to the guidelines and standards laid down in the Australian Quality Training Framework that ensure high quality skills and competency based education and training.
Boon Yew Ng said, “There are several differentials of the Raffles Campus School of Hospitality. With the Emaar Education global network of campuses, students will have the opportunity of working in culturally diverse environments - a critical aspect of hospitality management - by undertaking part of the programme in the overseas campuses, currently in Singapore, Vietnam and India.”
He added, “At the Raffles Campus School of Hospitality, front office, housekeeping, food and beverage functions and kitchen operations are conducted by industry specialists and practitioners. Students will undertake hands-on practicals in mock-up training facilities and industrial attachments to better prepare and equip them for the challenges in a real-life environment.
“Assessments will be made on a continuous basis to monitor the progress of the students. The internationally recognised award will allow graduates to pursue higher education in universities globally, if they so wish.”
Students are trained in workplace skills at an operational and supervisory level including: front office services, bar and waiting skills, food and beverages knowledge, housekeeping, customer service and occupational health and safety skills, among others.  For kitchen operations, the School will be offering diverse courses in culinary skills.
Registration for the courses is now open. Applicants can log on to www.emaareducation.ae; or call
04 427 1300; or email to [email protected] for more details.
In addition to the Schools of Hospitality Management, Emaar Education runs five international schools and nurseries in Dubai, one international school in Singapore, one international school which open this month in India and plans to open several new institutions in the region. The international schools offer three different internationally renowned curricula: American High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate Diploma and Cambridge University’s International General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level.
Emaar Education is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties. Its aim is to build and manage world class educational institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the Indian subcontinent and Asia. Raffles Campus, Singapore’s leading educational provider, which was acquired by Emaar Properties, lends expertise to Emaar Education.
Emaar opened its first international school in Singapore, Emaar International School (www.eis.edu.sg), and will initially open five schools and four nurseries and kindergartens in Dubai. The institutions follow an integrated pathway model to ensure all-round development of students, and offer streams of internationally recognised curricula.
For vocational studies, Emaar Education offers Technical and Further Education (TAFE) programmes through Australia’s Box Hill Institute of Technical and Further Education, upon completion of which students can enjoy full eligibility for admission to all Australian and many other universities around the world.







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