Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has once again collaborated with LinkedIn for an e-learning initiative to provide creative talents and entrepreneurs in Dubai with the opportunity to register in an expanded package of free educational courses.
This follows the success of the 2020 edition of the initiative and comes within the framework of the strategic cooperation between Dubai Culture and LinkedIn, the largest professional network in the world, to support members of the creative community in facing the challenges imposed by COVID-19.
Similar to the 2020 edition, the 2022 edition also aims to provide an educational membership opportunity for members of the creative and artistic industries as well as enable them to obtain educational courses and workshops across many fields. Under the agreement, the authority will bear the costs of these courses, making them available for free via the LinkedIn e-learning platform.
Shaima Rashed Al-Suwaidi, director of marketing and corporate communication department at Dubai Culture, affirmed the authority’s commitment to supporting creative talents in Dubai and the UAE via public-private partnerships. “By returning with a new edition of the e-learning initiative, we affirm our commitment to continuously working with our partners and empowering members of the creative community in Dubai and the UAE by investing our capabilities and expertise. Through our strategic cooperation with LinkedIn, we are providing a second opportunity for talents and entrepreneurs to explore educational opportunities and benefit from the training programs offered on the LinkedIn platform,” she said.
Al-Suwaidi stressed that this initiative is in line with Dubai Culture’s efforts to achieve its vision of cementing Dubai’s position as a global center for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent.
The courses include digital business transformation, crisis management, business development, legal and financial matters, photography, graphic design, electronic games design, product design, visual arts, films, and fashion, among other fields of creativity and business management.
The first edition of the initiative attracted 2,000 registered users, who spent about 1,482 hours on the platform from June 20 to Nov. 20, 2020.