Dubai: The Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy (DCDE), one of the three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, has launched the starting phase of the Emirati Training Academy. This online training program comes as part of the ‘Create Apps in Dubai’ initiative.
It aims to equip talented UAE nationals with the knowledge and skills required to build a successful career in mobile application development.
The self-paced courses build on the program’s initial phase, launched in August, to provide a comprehensive learning journey with two distinct tracks focusing on Android and iOS app development, as per the statement.
Participants can opt to complete one or both tracks, and those who successfully complete this phase of the program will have the opportunity to apply for a course that leads to a globally recognized nanodegree certificate.
Mr. Saeed Al Gergawi, Vice President of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, commented that, “we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the Emirati Training Academy. Building on this success, the upcoming foundational phase of the program will deliver an engaging in-depth curriculum on designing and developing apps.”
“The Emirati Training Academy comes as part of the ‘Create Apps in Dubai’ initiative and advances the emirate’s forward-thinking vision to transform Dubai into a leading player in the global digital sector. We recognize the importance of embracing future opportunities and believe this world-class training offering will enable us to build an experienced and highly qualified cadre of Emirati coders and app developers, positioning Dubai as one of the world’s most agile and diversified technology-enabled digital hubs,” Al Gergawi added.
Launched earlier this year by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, ‘Create Apps in Dubai’ is designed to empower and enable Emirati talents to play key roles in realizing the country’s digital vision.
Led by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, ‘Create Apps in Dubai’ seeks to train over 1,000 Emiratis on the fundamentals of coding, building mobile applications, and business creation models. The initiative intends to triple the number of app developers in Dubai by 2025.
It will support 100 new national projects for the development of cutting-edge applications, which will be made available in digital app stores over the coming two years.