Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) representatives visited the Maersk Maritime Training Center in Dubai, the first-of-its-kind center in the Middle East, in order to explore new opportunities with the company, to employ promising potentials in enhancing various components of the maritime community.
According to DMCA, the delegates brainstormed about the vital and strategic role played by investment in training and marine education at all levels. The delegation was given a tour of the facility so that they can see the classroom, as well as modern simulation techniques used.
The Maersk Training Center aims to provide an integrated platform to companies and organizations working in the maritime sectors in the Middle East, Africa and Asia to leverage training courses specifically designed to develop skills and establish new, more accurate standards, to enhance the safety and operational performance of the sector in the region.
Mr Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, emphasized the strategic importance of Maersk Training Center in supporting DMCA to develop the human resource capabilities in the maritime sector of Dubai and the UAE. He said that it will provide them with new skills and advanced capabilities, enabling them to become experts and achieve local and global excellence in the maritime sector. He pointed out that a sophisticated scientific center will position Dubai to become one of the world’s leading maritime destinations.
“It is also in line with our ambitious vision of building a sustainable and secure maritime sector based on core values, especially in achieving international best practices and promoting the spirit of creativity, innovation and excellence in human wealth” added Ali.
The Center offers a series of educational programs, specialized certificates ,and professional development programs based on the latest training methods and simulation systems developed to suit the unique needs and requirements of customers from companies, individuals and government and private entities.
The meeting concluded with a survey of Maersk Maritime Training Center officials and the needs of Dubai’s maritime sector’s officials to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and quality in the center’s operations.