Instead of the conventional method of acquiring knowledge through theoretical learning over the years that the traditional degrees require, a Technical & Vocational Education Training (TVET) Program focuses on application-focused, industry-centred and outcome-driven ‘learning by doing’ concept, making it an excellent career option for the youth today.

You would be surprised to know that TVET Programs cover the biggest industries in the world, including Retail, Technology, and Hospitality.

So, what is TVET? More importantly, why is it the right foundation for a successful career one might ask?

TVET, an abbreviation for Technical & Vocational Education Training, are certified and highly intensive Career Training Programs that aim to equip the candidates with the job & industry-specific knowledge and skills, while providing an internationally recognized and accredited certification upon program completion.

On the contrary, here are some points you should seriously consider when looking into conventional college degrees - 

A Conventional College Degree requires you to...

  • Dedicate 3-4 years in Time
  • Spend USD$ 30,000 - USD$ 60,000 in Money
  • Acquiring Knowledge through 3-4 Years of Theory Learning
  • An Internship of 3-6 Months
  • Internationally Recognized and Accredited Certification

And, below listed are the several advantages of opting for a Technical & Vocational Education Training Program instead...

1. The Fastest Return on Investments

  • Start Earning Quickly

TVET Programs provide hands-on knowledge on a given subject which prepares an individual to be ready and running from day 1 on the job. The myth has been spoken out. People around the world are realising the lucrative ‘Power of TVET Programs’ as it was up until now being undervalued in comparison to pricy conventional studies which are themed to provide "quick earning opportunities".

Intrigued much? Check out this article by The Guardian in 2007 on Vocational Education being the quickest money earning option.

  • Save Time

One of the most influential factors to opt for a TVET Program is the time factor. While the course duration of conventional college degrees usually ranges between 3-4 years, a TVET Program drastically reduces your learning time and gives you a jump-start in less than half the time!

And, since it is focused around the concept of ‘learning by doing’, it also provides the individual with valuable industry-focused knowledge that can be easily and quickly translated into full-time job placement.

  • Save Money

Today, education costs a fortune. Since most conventional college degrees have a course duration of 3 to 4 years, the costs only get higher going down the road, not to mention the diminishing job opportunity due to lack of experience.

On the other hand, TVET Programs don’t even near half the cost of a college degree and, guarantee an almost immediate job placement opportunity.

2. Industry Experience & Exposure

Culinary Recruitment

TVET Programs equip candidates with industry-specific knowledge with the right set of skills to efficiently, interpret, analyze, and execute job tasks. Hence, job opportunities come in plenty of trained talents.

They help you stand out in the crowd because you are the one with actual industry, and job-focused knowledge and skills.

And, once you have set foot in the industry, the scope widens up for better career opportunities and increases your flexibility and mobility within the job scope. You can also check out the research conducted on Vocational Education and Training by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.

3. Internationally Accredited & Recognised Career Programs

Culinary Diploma Qualification

We at the ICCA Dubai don’t just provide hands-on experience and industry exposure, we will also equip you with internationally recognised qualifications in the form of Certifications and Diplomas from globally known accreditors in the industry such as the World Association of Chefs' Societies (WorldChefs) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Government of Dubai, UAE (KHDA), to make sure you get a job upon the completion of your course.

4. You Become Skilled and Proficient!

Career Options in Culinary

A TVET Program turns you into a ‘Master’ in your niche by providing you with the right knowledge, as it focuses primarily on the practical skills that can be effectively used on the job.

Through the practical way of learning, TVET Programs train individuals on improving a specific set of skills, and throughout the course, they find themselves so well-trained and accustomed to the industry that they become true ‘Masters’ in their fields.

In a nutshell, here are some points you should seriously consider about TVET Programs...

  • Spend 3-6 Months in Time
  • Invest USD$ 10,000 - USD$ 15,000 in Money
  • A Hands-on, Practical, Learning by doing, and On-the-job focused Learning Approach, with Theory to support
  • A 100% Guaranteed 3-6 Months Internship or Permanent Job Placement
  • Internationally Recognized and Accredited Certification

Take Control of the Outcome of Your Learning

We invest time, money, and efforts to complete a college degree only to find ourselves staring at another white wall – ‘What should I do next?’ or ‘How do I get a job now?’

A vast majority of the students don’t realize that these are the same questions they were looking for the answer to before starting the college degree, to begin with...

It all comes down to the decision you make; whether you choose the hard conventional way by opting for a conventional degree or, go for a smarter and calculated approach to get a much quicker return on your investments. 

Start your career by jumping-in, getting exposure, and gaining hands-on experience in the industry through an internationally recognised TVET Program at the ICCA Dubai.


Your Safety and Wellbeing, Assured

The proactiveness of the UAE's leadership in the management of the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the absolute containment of the pandemic in the country, along with the top of the line facilities offered, making it one of the safest countries in the world to live in during these uncertain times.

Your safety and wellbeing is paramount for us. Hence, we at the ICCA Dubai have enforced all the COVID-19 prevention & precautionary measures and protocols in line with the latest directives from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, and here are some of the standard practices that are strictly followed at the ICCA Dubai on a daily basis -

  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Social Distancing Norms
  • Personal Protective Equipment such as Masks, Gloves, and Facial Visors, and Hygiene practices are strictly enforced and monitored for everyone’s safety.
  • The Disinfection of premises

As the fear of COVID recedes and life bounces back, we are here to make sure you are safe, secure, and confident as you embark on your culinary learning journey.