Zoom Webinar at MUBS: Enhancing IT Graduates Employability through Skills Development & Curricular Innovation
Within the framework of the Elegant Erasmus+ project Modern University for Business and Science hosted a webinar on September 23, 2020 exploring how to enhance IT graduates employability through Skills development & curricular Innovation.
Dr. Bassem Kaissi (VP for International Affairs at MUBS and National Project coordinator of the Elegant Project) highlighted that with the changing context of both higher education and the labor market, enhancing graduate employability has become one of the central priorities of most higher education institutions today. Dr. Kaissi mentioned that the webinar will serve as a platform for sharing knowledge, tools, and best practices related to IT curriculum update to embed employability skills from one side and industry expectations from fresh IT graduates from the other side.
The topics discussed during the webinar included : IT curriculum development to embed employability skills - Share best practices to enhance the employability of graduating students - Final Year Project industry-related ideas initiatives - Integration of online courses/certificates in the IT curriculum - Industry expectations from fresh IT graduates - Industry recommendations to improve IT graduates’ employability.
In addition to the project partners, around 85 participants attended the event representing major universities in Lebanon including the American University of Beirut, Lebanese American University, Lebanese University, Beirut Arab University, University of Balamand and major IT companies in Lebanon including CISCO, Microsoft, Saugo 360, Torch Academy, Potech.
An Event Evaluation Form was sent to the participants after the Webinar. A report on the results of the participants’ evaluation can be found below.