The Higher Colleges of Technology-Dubai Women’s College (DWC) held its Takreem Partners Awards Ceremony on May 23, which honoured employers and community partners for their outstanding support of the College during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The DWC Takreem Partners Award Ceremony aims to recognize employers who support the college’s strategic goals and initiatives, particularly with respect to assisting the DWC graduating students. The event also celebrates the fruitful and abiding partnership ties that the College establishes with many national and international entities and organizations, and which highlight the success of students and graduates.
DWC Director, Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, in her welcome address acknowledged partners including employers and schools. “We always appreciate the valuable contributions of our partners, many of whom have been supporting the college and our students for a number of years. Without their support the College’s achievements would not be possible. This year the college has taken the opportunity to highlight and welcome its newest partners, with other distinguished partners which also paves the way to an equally strong and lasting collaboration,” she said.
The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Mirza Al Sayegh, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al Maktoum College, and His Excellency Dherar Belhoul AlFalasi, General Director of Watani, along with representatives from Community Development Authority, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai schools, banking and business sectors.
The Takreem Partners Awards Ceremony presented awards in the following categories:
- The Al Maktoum College of Higher Education and Watani were awarded a Youth Leadership Program Award. This award recognizes partners who provide empowerment and educate youth on added value topics;
- The Universal American School, Hessa Bint Al Mor Primary School, Uptown Mirdif School, Al Nokhbah Boys’ Model Primary School, Dubai Health Authority, Al Futtaim Automotives, SAP Middle East & North Africa, Community Development Authority and DP World were awarded the Industry Based Learning Award. This award is presented to partners who have made significant contributions to student learning through academic course development, training programmes, working with students on assigned projects and educational initiatives;
- The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, which provided financial support in the form of transportation, laptops and meal vouchers to students throughout the academic year was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Students’ Financial Support Category);
- The Al Futtaim Group, Bayt.com and Emirates Transport were awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Event Sponsors Category). This category of awards recognizes partners who provide financial, administrative, marketing and informational support to various events, activities and projects organized by DWC that add value to the students’ learning;
- The Scholarship Award was presented to Doha Bank, Noor Bank and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority for providing funding for students’ education directly through sponsorship programmes, where students are given opportunities to earn a monthly income in addition to a challenging meaningful learning experience in their field of study;
- The Dubai Modern Education School was presented with the Schools’ Partnership Award (High Market Share Category) in recognition for providing the highest market share of current students to DWC;
- The Sukaina Bint Al Husain Secondary School and Al Sufouh Secondary School were awarded the Schools’ Partnership Award (High Achievers Category) in recognition for the share of current high achieving students to DWC.
The Employer of the Year Award was presented to Al Maktoum College of Higher Education which supported DWC youth leadership programmes, scholarship, students’ projects and activities, as well as for their ongoing support to HCT in general.