Friday 3 July 2015

Pearson enhances vocational education in Lebanon

Pearson, the world’s largest education company, has launched new initiatives designed to promote technical and vocational education in Lebanon. The education company will now provide its Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) and London Chamber of Commerce and Ind


GCC employers struggle with skills gap in local workforce

About three-quarters of employers in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) feel that the education system does not know what skills employers need, according to a recent report. The EY report ‘How will the GCC close the skills gap?’ points out that employers are struggl


ADTC, HCT launch new manpower development system

The Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC) has partnered with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in Abu Dhabi to launch the first phase of a new online manpower system which will assist Emirati graduates match their skill-sets to jobs in the emirate’s labour market. The new


Sabis, investors plan to build schools in Africa

Education network Sabis Holdings, Dubai-based Investbridge Capital and Centum Investment Company have agreed to set up a firm which will invest "hundreds of millions of dollars" establishing schools in Africa. The move will see Sabis, which operates in 16 countries, run


Egypt team wins P&G’s regional CEO Challenge

A three-member team from Egypt was crowned the winner for this year’s P&G CEO Challenge for India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) which took place in Dubai, UAE recently. The competition was organised by Procter & Gamble (P&G) with an aim to equip students from a


NIIT, SSG deal to benefit Bahrain’s business community

National Institute for Industrial Training (NIIT) has signed a deal with Stepping Stone Global (SSG) to work closer together for the benefit of the business community in Bahrain. SSG’s leadership and management services will not be offered to NIIT clients, said statement.


Masdar, MIT to advance cybersecurity research in UAE

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has launched a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to advance cybersecurity research in the UAE.


Du-AUD scholarship backs knowledge empowerment in UAE

Dubai-based telecommunications operator du is set to continue its scholarship agreement with the American University in Dubai (AUD) to provide young Emirati students with the resources to contribute to the UAE’s knowledge-based economy. This continued agreement is in line w


Bahrain ministry draws fire over $6.9m labour project

A government ministry has come under fire for pushing ahead with a BD2.65 million ($6.9 million) project to develop Bahrain’s labour market despite massive pressure on public spending. The new ‘Key Indicators of the Labour Market’ (KILM) system being implemented


Mobile technology creates ‘desk-independent’ workforce

Increased mobile technology usage at work is revolutionising the Middle East workforce, creating a generation of more efficient ‘desk-independent’ employees, according to industry experts. The growing mobile workforce across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) showe

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