Ahmed Bin Sulayem of DMCC at the inauguration of the Dubai Design Academy
The Dubai Multi-Commodities Center (DMCC), Dubai’s authority on trade, enterprise and commodities, recently launched the Dubai Design Academy (DDA), which offers exclusive programmes to a new generation of jewellery professionals.
The Academy aims to equip students with design development trainings and practical experience of the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology, according to DMCC.
“Tasked with driving commodity trade through Dubai, it is imperative for DMCC to communicate with the market and respond accordingly. From our engagement with the jewellery sector, we discovered that there was a sizable gap in human capital and a real concern about the talent available in the region to secure its future. This is precisely why DMCC launched the Dubai Design Academy,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman and CEO of DMCC.
Located at Almas Tower, DDA is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai and has an educational partnership with CAD technologies developer Gemvision USA. Professional courses are designed for various levels of jewellery professionals and enthusiasts, while simultaneously creating new career paths for young talents.
Guided by the concept of “Think, Design, Develop, Trade,” the Academy provides design and manufacturing courses. Graduating students will also obtain a CAD software license, which will enable them to design unique, complex and intricate pieces with precision, noted DMCC.