Dubai Womens College graduated over 6050 students since 1989
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Dubai Women's College celebrated recently the graduation ceremony of the 20th cohort held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak al-Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the presence of UAE dignitaries, colleges director, teaching staff and graduates families.
Since its inception in 1989, Dubai Womens College has graduated 6050 students, 71% of whom are employed in private sector institutions and governmental departments. Holding senior positions, these graduates are making an indelible mark on the Dubai landscape by changing the prevalent thinking about UAE career women and raising the criteria and expectations about UAE globally.
In the last two decades DWC enrollment grew from 135 to 2,223 students, and the college introduced many new programs, such as Corporate Communications, Biomedical Engineering and Tourism and Event Management, to cater to changing market needs.
This success comes from multiple streams, said Rabia Bekhazi, CAREERS Supervisor at DWC. A key one is the relevance of our programs to market needs. The market is continuously surveyed and monitored for emerging trends that are reflected in either adding new programs or updating current ones, she added.
Bekhazi pointed out that another essential key success factor is the quality of the DWC graduates. Once they leave to join the workforce, they are equipped with superb academic qualifications topped with personal skills and attributes in communications, IT, problem solving, process based thinking and social networking. Accordingly, they are ready to provide their employer with a new and fresh perspective on how to do things and a continuous desire to achieve and accomplish, she concluded.
Many of DWC alumnae are employed by prominent private companies such as Emirates Airlines, Etisalat, HSBC, and Emirates NBD. They hold distinguished positions in government institutions such as the Dubai Municipality, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, RTA and Dubai Police. DWC is especially proud of one of its early gradutes Ms. Noura Mohammed Juma, who currently holds the position of UAE's Consul General in Shanghai China.
For over 20 years, DWC has been an HCT flagship institution providing world-class education for women in the UAE. With a mission supported by the ELITE principles: Excellence, Leadership, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, DWC has been recognized as being at the pinnacle of higher education in UAE.
About Dubai Womens College
Dubai Womens College (DWC), with more than 2,200 students, is part of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). The HCT is one of the leading higher education institutions in the United Arab Emirates with 16 campuses located throughout the country delivering a wide range of quality programs to over 16,500 students. DWC was established in 1989 and offers Bachelor and Diploma degrees in Business, Information Technology, Education, Health Sciences, and Applied Communications. Today, DWC is the quality provider of top-quality National women graduates in Dubai. DWC's mission is to provide a learning environment for young women to Practice the Future by developing confidence, professional excellence and an ethical commitment to leadership roles in a rapidly developing local economy.