The Dubai Design Academy (DDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with Pearson, a leading awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications, to offer accredited BTEC courses.
With over 40 years of experience educating professionals, Pearson’s BTEC courses will help individuals acquire the high standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in their career, DMCC said.
The signing ceremony took place virtually on 19th May. Maryam Al Hashemi, Director of Precious Metals and Commodities signed the agreement on behalf of DMCC, while Pearson was represented by Jason Gregory, Director of International BTEC and Apprenticeships.
Maryam Al Hashemi said: “Empowering jewellery professionals and equipping them with the knowledge and practical experience to thrive in the modern jewellery industry is the main objective of the Dubai Design Academy. At DMCC, we are committed to unfolding a host of great opportunities for professionals working in the precious metals and stones industry, and we take pride in nurturing aspiring talents in the region. We are confident that our agreement with Pearson will elevate the skillsets of the industry’s talent and in turn, advance modern jewellery design.”
The DDA will develop a sustainable foundation for academic operations through the agreement with Pearson. Offering jewellery-design programmes and courses, the Academy will equip students with innovative design development training and practical experience of the cutting-edge production techniques that are shaping the modern jewellery design industry.
Jason Gregory, Director – International BTEC and Apprenticeships, Pearson, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with DMCC, as it is committed to quality in terms of education and training and helping people make progress in their lives through learning, especially in the growing creative sectors like jewellery design and production. We also recognise the concept of Think, Design, Develop, Trade as it is very much aligned to the BTEC philosophy of learning by doing and application of knowledge and skills. We look forward to working with DMCC to establish an international centre of excellence of training in jewellery design and production in the UAE.”