ALHOSN agreed that there was a significant lack of awareness on Al Gharbia’s development plans. The university also shared concerns over the lack of education and career advisory services, the high number of student drop-outs and the lack of scholarship programs as well as sponsorship to education programs. Another challenge tackled was the irrelevance of existing education programs. ALHOSN noted that its philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ suited Al Gharbia’s efforts to expand its educational domain and broaden its commercial base without compromising its unique cultural heritage.
An exclusive seminar titled ‘ALHOSN@-a-Glance’ will be conducted by ALHOSN on the first day at 6:30 p.m. The university will present its philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ and explain how its world-class curricula prepared by North American educators are well-suited for the region’s evolving job markets. Representatives will also touch on ALHOSN’s various advocacies such as increasing female enrollment in technical programs and molding socially-responsible citizens.
How can the region deliver the jobs critically needed in the immediate future while ensuring quality and long-term positive impact?
The following dimensions will be addressed:
– Education for employment
– Redesigning labour markets
– Role of major employers
• Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels; Global Agenda Council on Employment & Social Protection
• Habib Haddad, Chief Executive Officer, Wamda, United Arab Emirates; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship
• Mohammed H. Al Mady, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World
• Soraya Salti, Senior Vice-President, Middle East and North Africa, INJAZ Al Arab – JA Worldwide, Jordan; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World; Social Entrepreneur; Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment
• John K. Defterios, Anchor and Emerging Markets Editor, CNN International, United Arab Emirates; Global Agenda Council on the Arab World