Intel, QRCE impart entrepreneur skills
Amman, December 19, 2011
Intel and Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE), recently organised three workshops aiming at developing entrepreneurship skills among the youth.
Delivered by a leading expert from Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley, the first workshop focused on developing entrepreneurship culture at universities via training, teaching and competitions.
The two-day workshop saw participation from more than 20 university professors from seven Arab countries, discussing topics related to entrepreneurship curriculum development and ways to foster entrepreneurship at their campuses.
The second workshop, Innovation Camp, witnessed more than 30 participants from Intel Youth Enterprise Program. Students managed to develop necessary skills needed to translate innovative ideas into successful projects that could create new jobs in Jordan and reduce unemployment for the youth in the country.
At the end of the camp, the best individual ideas and group projects were honoured.
The third workshop focused on starting and growing for profit and social enterprises, and presented case studies relevant to the region.
“Intel aims at supporting entrepreneurship in the Middle East through developing partnerships with leading national entrepreneurship development organization such as QRCE,” said Ferruh Gurtas, corporate affairs director, Intel Middle East, Turkey, & Africa.
“Intel’s entrepreneurship programs aim at providing the youth in the region with the tools and resources, helping them overcome the socio-economic problems hindering their progress, and empowering entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into projects, which could spur new employment opportunities for them and others. It comes in line with Intel’s vision and investments reaching $100 million in training and preparing youth for innovation and creativity,” he added.
Farhan Kalaldeh, executive director for QRCE, praised the strategic partnership with Intel and the preliminary results of the youth activities, which, in its totality, sought to establish a generation capable of innovation and development, in face of global challenges.
He said, “Intel’s support and efforts allowed us to attract a large sector of young innovators, whom we expect to succeed in creating employment opportunities that would gradually reduce unemployment.” - TradeArabia News Service