UCCD participated and was honored at the Vocational Rehabilitation Conference

The University Center for Professional Development at Alamein International University participated and was honored at the Vocational Rehabilitation Conference under the theme “National Strategy for Higher Education and Scientific Research.” The conference was attended by 37 centers from various universities across the country.

The event was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and head of the project for university centers for professional development. Also present were Professor Dr. Ahmed Dalal, President of American University in Cairo; Professor Dr. Tarek Shawky, former Minister of Education and Technical Education; Wick Powers, Director of the Education and Health Office at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Egypt; Dr. Ayman Fareed, Assistant Minister for Strategic Planning, Training, and Labor Market Qualifications; university presidents from Egypt; as well as experts in higher education and career counseling from Egypt and around the world.

During the conference, Dr. Ayman Ashour honored 16 university presidents from governmental, private, technological, and specialized universities based on the recent establishment dates of the university centers for professional development. Included among them was Alamein International University, where the university center for professional development was established the previous year under the patronage of Professor Dr. Essam Elkordi – President of Alamein International University, Professor Dr. Hisham Gaber – Vice President for Academic Affairs. This initiative, in collaboration with the American University in Cairo, aims to provide support to students and enhance their skills to meet the demands of the job market.

The sessions concluded with a set of important recommendations presented to the executive council. These recommendations include: providing a comprehensive database with information on graduates, their skills, and needs; developing assessment programs to measure the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation programs; monitoring labor market developments and updating vocational rehabilitation programs accordingly; ensuring the sustainability of employment centers and unifying their administrative system; issuing financial and administrative regulations; and establishing a unified administrative structure approved by the Higher Council of Universities.