Middlesex University Dubai signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Education For Employment (EFE)

University's Careers and Employability Service (CES) enhances skills and employment opportunities for students

Middlesex University Dubai signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Education For Employment (EFE)

Dubai: In its continuous efforts to enhance the educational experience and employment opportunities for students, Middlesex University Dubai signed a MoU on 16 December 2019 with Education for Employment (EFE), a global nonprofit leading the way in youth training and employability across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Finding synergies in its goals of education, training and creating economic opportunities for youth in the region, the collaboration aims to empower the youth to create a bright future for themselves and the community at large.

Speaking about the collaboration, Dima Najim, Managing Director-UAE, Education For Employment (EFE) said, “Over the past ten years, Education For Employment has trained more than 100,000 youth and linked them to economic opportunities, and today we are honoured to partner with Middlesex University to provide its students with skills they need to realise their potential.”

The first phase of the collaboration will begin early 2020 that will help 200 Middlesex University Students enrol in Emplea+ online soft and digital skills training for the academic year. Developed by Accenture experts, the online training platform will help increase digital literacy, boost employability and prepare them to enter the workplace with confidence.

“Through this partnership, Education For Employment and Middlesex University will utilize the digital and employability skills training platform developed by Accenture to equip students with the basic and in-depth knowledge that is vital to increasing their employability and preparing them to the job market,” added Dima Najim.

Along with ‘Digital Knowledge’, students will also be trained in five other essential employment competencies: Mathematical Reasoning, Communication, Self-confidence, self-control, rules and tasks.

Begoña Águeda C. de Albornoz, Corporate Citizenship Lead - Middle East and Turkey, Accenture MET said, “Seeking to make a positive impact in the communities where Accenture operates, our organization needs to rely on partners such as Education For Employment to deliver the skilling activities to enhance the employability of local talent in the region.”

“Collaborating with academic partners such as Middlesex University will enable Education For Employment from providing soft and digital skills training to young people in the UAE that they become future-proofed for the job market to come. The proved impact record of these programs across the MENA region makes it a unique tool to support SDGs No. 5 and 10,”

“We are pleased to collaborate with EFE as both institutions have the interest of the youth in mind as they pave the way to help them realise their dreams and back them with the necessary education and training required to achieve their true potential,” said Dr Michael J. Kloep, Head of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Excellence at Middlesex University Dubai. “We look forward to an action packed and successful years ahead, as we move along with the United Arab Emirates towards the future, empowering the ones who will lead it - The Youth.”

To learn more, please visit https://www.mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/ce s and www.efe.org    


About Middlesex University Dubai:

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,400 students from over 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas; it is the first and only university to offer a face to face LLB (British Qualifying Law) Degree. Middlesex University is a global university committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of students, by providing challenging academic programmes underpinned by innovative research, Grants and professional practice. Middlesex University Dubai prepares its students to be professional, skilled individuals fitted for the modern world, committed to lifelong learning and able to contribute to the communities in which they live and work.

As well as having all the advantages associated with being a British university, Dubai campus students can benefit from all the opportunities afforded by a rapidly developing modern city in the heart of the Middle East, while experiencing the diverse nationalities and cultures that make up the population of Dubai. The Campus is located in Dubai Knowledge Park, occupying spacious classrooms and study areas within four buildings. Dubai Knowledge Park itself was set up in 2003 for international institutions that promote learning. Middlesex University Dubai students, therefore, have the opportunity to participate in a much wider student community.

For more information about the programmes and the range of Grants available visit www.mdx.ac.ae

 About Education For Employment (EFE):

Education For Employment (EFE) is the leading youth employment organization in the Middle East and North Africa that transforms the future with youth through the dignity of work. Since 2006, locally-run EFE Affiliates in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and support hubs in the USA, Europe, and the UAE, have partnered to link over 100,000 youth to the world of work while supporting more than 3,200 businesses to obtain the entry-level talent they need to grow Over 55% of EFE’s graduates are young women, reflecting EFE’s special focus on supporting women’s entry into the workforce.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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