“Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Leads Delegation to Enhance Collaboration with UK Universities and Explore Career Guidance Initiatives”

“Minister of Higher Education Chairs a Delegation of University Presidents to Discuss Collaboration Support with Britain – Egypt. The Minister of Higher Education explores the experience of British higher education in connecting graduates with the job market. The program includes various visits to British governmental and private institutions for the presidents of the seven Egyptian regional universities. General training on career counseling for officials of professional employment centers in Egyptian universities aimed at adopting the British best practices in career guidance.

Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, met with the Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Ministry of the United Kingdom, represented by the British Embassy in Egypt. The meeting discussed the schedule of the Egyptian delegation’s visits, as well as the latest developments in universities and professional development centers within the “Higher Education Program for Career Guidance for Employment” project. Discussions also took place with the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority, the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration in Egypt, the International Labor Organization (ILO) office in Cairo, and HE Advance, responsible for training and qualification in British higher education institutions.

As part of the visit, the delegation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, led by Dr. Ayman Ashour, participated in joint dialogue sessions with various parties and institutions concerned with the development of higher education in the United Kingdom. The aim was to discuss ways to enhance mutual cooperation, activate international partnerships with those parties, and formulate joint working mechanisms. The sessions addressed the experience of professional development centers in British higher education institutions and mechanisms for linking graduates to the job market.

It is worth mentioning that the current visit program to the United Kingdom includes two consecutive programs: a program for students with disabilities from a number of universities, involving visits to institutions and companies relevant to their fields, and another program for officials of professional employment centers in Egyptian universities, including general training on career counseling. The latter aims to adopt the British best practices in career guidance and vocational guidance for the period from 23 to 27 July 2023.”

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