DUBAI: The Sky News Arabia Academy announced a new course schedule on Wednesday that includes a selection of new courses alongside its most popular training programs and workshops.
The academy’s most popular courses, according to a press release, include TV presenting, mobile journalism, video editing and digital and social media. The new courses, which are focused on creativity, include graphic design, motion graphic design, promo producing, creative directing and art directing.
The academy was established last year with the aim of preparing young people to succeed in the digital era. The course lineup has been designed to cater to career starters, as well as established professionals looking to refine their skills in areas including public speaking and media training.
“Media training is essential in all organizations and every sector of trade and the economy,” Nart Bouran, CEO of International Media Investments and Sky News Arabia, said in the press release. “We live in a digital world that moves quickly, so keeping ahead of digital trends and innovations is critical in order to compete.”
The Sky News Arabia Academy has trained more than 350 people from across the MENA region to date and hosted workshops and training courses led by Arab media professionals including Chantel Saliba, Ramza Zakharia and Nadim Koteich.
The academy has also trained executives from more than 40 governmental and private organizations.
Mahra Al Yaqoobi, head of the Sky News Arabia Academy, said in the release: “As a leader in the media sector, we recognize the importance of nurturing media skills, and we are committed to shaping the future of media and empowering talent, as well as strengthening other sectors, by equipping professionals with the media and digital skills they need to thrive.”