ALE and Emirates Academy ink MOU to create tech education module
The two organisations will collaborate to create a new module educating EAHM students on IT.
ALE, an entity under Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, and the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), recently signed a partnership agreement focused on the creation of a technology education module.
As per the memorandum of understanding, the two organisations will develop a new module that will introduce concepts on IT to students at EAHM. The module is expected to become a pre-requisite for undergraduate students at the hospitality management school.
Judy Hou, managing director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, said: “At the academy, our goal is to set up an innovation hub where top technology players and students can interact.”
She added: “Our partnership allows the students to gain knowledge that they will need to work in this market, to maintain the UAE’s position as a global leader in hospitality in the future. Rapid evolutions in technology mean greater guest expectations, and hoteliers in the UAE are increasingly embracing new technologies to adapt to changing customer demands.”
In addition to the creation of a new module, EAHM will deploy Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow, a cloud-based relationship management platform. The new system will enable both students and professors to share course content and exchange data via a single interface.
Commenting on the collaboration, Xavier Mongin, regional director, Hospitality, Middle East and SE Africa, ALE commented: “Through this partnership, students will learn from experts, who have proven experience implementing ALE technology in local and global markets.
“The hands-on module will equip students with practical skills that can be applied as they start their careers in hospitality. The partnership offers us the ideal platform to raise awareness of our innovative portfolio to the next-generation of hoteliers, setting the industry standard for digital solutions across the hospitality sector.”