Canadian Floral Design School in the Middle East
The Canadian Institute of Floral Design (CIFD) headquartered in
is currently finalizing plans in preparation of taking their Professional Floral Design and Advanced Floral Design Programs to
United Arab Emirates
.This new undertaking has provided CIFD with an opportunity to develop the core educational and design program to fit the needs of students and business owners around the world.
The request to CIFD came as a result of one of the largest florist chains in Dubai UAE encountering difficulty in recruiting suitable, well trained and educated floral design staff. Although currently with a staff of seventy floral employees, their business requires a high calibre of design capabilities to serve their clients in the five and seven star hotel district in
“Our organization has specialized in professional floral education in
for over twenty years, successfully providing training to some of the largest floral retailers and wholesalers. We are committed to providing the industry with skilled floral design staff and feel this expansion to teach internationally is consistent with our mission statement”, says Donald Waltho, founder and Managing Director of CIFD.
Inta Taurins, an instructor at CIFD feels “it is a wonderful opportunity to have a Canadian educational facility invited to the other side of the world to share the joy of working with floral materials considering the unfortunate number of conflicts in the region. Our industry communicates through floral products and materials and know this exchange will be very worthwhile for all involved’.
In preparation for this new educational development CIFD has invited two new design instructors to the faculty. Nemo Nauta is a Floral Art Dutch master from the
. His floral career spans over thirty years in the industry, winning many design awards. Although his home base is
, he is in demand for both his design abilities and consultation across Asia, Europe, South America and