Dubai CommerCity unites with AstroLabs to launch eCommerce Academy

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai CommerCity, the first and leading eCommerce free zone in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA), has partnered with Dubai-based capability building company AstroLabs, in order to launch a dedicated eCommerce academy.

According to the statement, the Dubai CommerCity academy will offer a range of key offerings, including training boot camps, webinars, coding hackathons, online courses, and internship opportunities with eCommerce companies in Dubai CommerCity.

The platform intends to increase the UAE’s eCommerce talent pool by enhancing individuals’ techno-functional abilities in the eCommerce area.

DeVere Forster
DeVere Forster
COO – Dubai CommerCity

“This partnership is an important development for Dubai CommerCity and aligns with our continued efforts to enhance the eCommerce talent pool in the UAE and improve the availability of skilled resources in the emirate’s job market. We are pleased to join hands with AstroLabs who will support us in our efforts to transform the UAE into a global hub for eCommerce and reduce the UAE’s dependency on global resources. Despite the advances witnessed in the sector over the last five years, the pool of talent in the eCommerce space remains very shallow. There is currently a huge demand for generalist eCommerce individuals, who hold the extensive experience required to accelerate the eCommerce sector. The implementation of platforms such as AstroLab’s represents a tremendous opportunity to bridge the current skills gap and deepen the talent pool.”

Mr. Roland Daher, Chief Executive Officer of AstroLabs said that, “AstroLabs has been on a mission of developing the tech ecosystem in MENA for the last 9 years and we are excited to partner with Dubai CommerCity to boost the eCommerce industry in the region.”

“Throughout the years, we have trained over 10,000 people and tens of companies in digital marketing, e-commerce, data, and coding. We are committed to creating a platform that will boost the skill development in the digital and eCommerce sector, attract and grow new talent, and contribute to Dubai’s vision of becoming the digital capital of the MENA region,” Mr. Daher added.

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