Abdul Ghaffar: A university degree is no longer enough... and the labor market gives priority to skilled people

Abdul Ghaffar: A university degree is no longer enough... and the labor market gives priority to skilled people

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Books - Muhammad Sami: Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that a university degree alone is no longer sufficient, and the labor market gives priority to those with skills. Therefore, organizing the virtual employment forum is a great opportunity to raise the capabilities of Egyptian university students and qualify them to compete after graduation, especially in modern sectors and specializations. Abdel Ghaffar added that the professional development centers implemented by the American University in Cairo play an important role in helping students develop their skills, introduce them to the needs of the labor market, train them to meet them, and raise the level of graduates, noting that the number of centers reached 15 centers in 10 public universities and was able to reach a large segment. From the students, and that such events are a distinct opportunity for both parties, as they provide the opportunity for the business sector and companies to obtain the best human resources from the distinguished who are able to compete in the labor market, as well as linking education with the industry sector. This came during the launch of the American University in Cairo today, in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development, the first virtual forum for employment for universities UCCD 2020. The forum was attended by Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Francis Ricciardone, President of the American University in Cairo, Dr. Ashraf Hatem, Chancellor of the American University in Cairo, Leslie Reid, Director of the US Agency for International Development, and heads of 10 Egyptian public universities. The National Bank of Egypt also participated as a major partner with more than 40 companies in providing job and training opportunities in the forum hosted by the University Centers for Career Development. Ain Shams, Aswan, Beni Suef, Mansoura, Menoufia, Minya, Sadat, Sohag and Zagazig. https://www.masrawy.com/news/education-universityeducation/details/2020/9/28/1882632/%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%BA%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B9%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%85-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D9%83%D8%A7%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%88%D8%B3%D9%88%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84-%D9%8A%D8%B9%D8%B7%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%88%D9%84%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%A9