On Saturday, Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, inaugurated the activities of the “Be Prepared for Employment” day, in the presence of Dr. Hassan Shehata, Minister of Labor, Gareth Bailey, British Ambassador to Cairo, Eric Ochlan, Director of the International Labor Organization Office in Cairo, and a group of Egyptian university presidents and leaders. Ministry and industry men, in the Greek Campus in Tahrir.
In his speech, the Minister of Higher Education explained that this forum is one of the activities of the “BeReady” initiative, as one of the activities of the “Higher Education for Career Guidance for Employment” program; It is a program that is being implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and with the support of the United Kingdom and is implemented by the International Labor Organization office in Cairo, reviewing the role of the Ministry and Egyptian universities in qualifying graduates and providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain suitable job opportunities, pointing to the registration of more than 18,000 students in the Be Ready initiative 20 Egyptian universities.
University centers for vocational rehabilitation in public universities
The minister referred to the existence of university centers for vocational rehabilitation in public universities, activating the role of training centers in universities, establishing digital platforms to manage professional services and preparing distinguished training programs, in addition to offering many grants from various agencies, as well as signing cooperation protocols between universities and productive, industrial and agricultural institutions. During the regional alliances that were signed following the launch of the National Strategy for Higher Education and Scientific Research last March, pointing out the organization of many events, student activities and workshops.
Qualifying students and graduates to enter the labor market
Dr. Ayman Ashour pointed out that the “Be Prepared” initiative aims to provide an integrated program that qualifies students and graduates to enter the labor market, within the framework of implementing the Egyptian state’s plan to reduce unemployment, in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and in line with the national strategy for higher education and scientific research, in accordance with It is in line with achieving the goals of the country’s strategy for sustainable development (Egypt Vision 2030).
The Minister of Higher Education confirmed that the employment forum resulted in providing more than one job opportunity in various fields, pointing out that the second phase of the initiative’s training program will be attended by a larger number of companies from the private and banking sectors.