MUBS Hosts a Seminar on Digital Job Capacity of the Future

MUBS, Lebanon, May 11, 2021

Technological advancements, the pandemic, and recent changes that impacted the job market have resulted in major shifts in the ecosystem of information technology and computer science fields. To highlight these changes, and explore the emerging trends in the field, MUBS hosted on May 11, 2021 Mr. Samih Ajrouch, “Future Ready Skills Manager” at Microsoft Education as part of the Elegant Erasmus+ Project activities. 

Coordinated by the University of Dubrovnik (Croatia), Elegant (which stands for Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Graduate Employability through University-Enterprise Cooperation) aims at enhancing university enterprise cooperation in Jordan and Lebanon in order to improve the teaching and learning experience of students and enhance the employability of graduates. 

97 Lebanese and Iraqi students from MUBS Computer Science department attended the event. The seminar highlighted the future of work to empower people and drive business growth and discussed recent trends in the workplace including the growing impact of artificial intelligence and the demand for lifelong learners. Dr. Bassem Kaissi, VP for International Affairs at MUBS welcomed Mr. Ajrouch and encouraged attendees to benefit from the opportunities Microsoft is providing to higher education institutions, students, and faculty.

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Mr. Ajrouch discussed recent developments in the labor market, highlighting the opportunities available to students and the Microsoft resources and certificates that can develop their professional skills and enhance their chances to join a highly competitive job market.  

Dr. Haitham Maarouf, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at MUBS, then discussed the curriculum development plans of the department of Computer science at MUBS School of Computer and Applied Sciences supported by the ELEGANT Erasmus+ project.   

The seminar is in line with the University’s commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).