The eleventh edition of University to Work (UTW) program was launched, aiming to qualify 500 engineering and applied arts students for the labor market.
Speaking at a press conference, entitled "Investing in Human Capital," at the Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA), Dr. Nevine AbdelKhalek, UTW founder, explained that the program has been renovated to ensure “transparency and accountability.”
Several institutions joined this edition, including: Minia University, Arab Academy for Science and Teachnology, Swiss School of Management as well as several Greek and Cypriot universities.
During the event, a number of MoUs were inked in-between WTA and the univesrities, media supporters and sponsors, for example Schneider Electric, GAMMA Invest, Scib paints, Globalstars and others.
[caption id="attachment_46599" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Nevine AbdelKhalek (L) shaking hands with Aliki Potonou (R)[/caption]
GAMMA invest’s CEO Aliki Potonou, told SEE, that her company signed the agreement in order to promote UTW to Greece and Cyprus.
“It is a win-win step that will benefit the education sector across the three countries,” added Potonou. “Greek and Cypriot Universities will be having a new gate in Egypt through this program.”
“It is a pleasure that Dr. Nevine Abdel Khalek is the coordinator for this new triangle bridge.”
Since kicking off in 2010, more than 5500 students graduated from UTW and joined the labor force. The program is implemented by the ECG Engineering Consultants Group in collaboration with Rotary Club Tahrir and TEA Serve.
UTW’s goal is to arm engineering students with the necessary technical and vocational skills needed for the labor market, both locally and abroad.