Recently the WACE Global Challenge and the work of WACE member, Botho University were highlighted in an International Finance Corporation Webinar

24 May 2022 1:43 PM | Anonymous


Recently the WACE Global Challenge and the work of WACE member, Botho University were highlighted in an International Finance Corporation Webinar

How to Prepare Your Students for the Next Globalization Era

We are entering the next era of globalization. Following the pandemic, remote work has become commonplace, while environmental and social issues are earning greater attention. How is academia preparing students for this new global market? How are they engaging employers to provide students with the skills needed to remain competitive? What tools and programs exist to help educators in this process? In this webinar, we will explore these topics and discuss practical solutions for taking action within your institution.

SPEAKERS:

Judie Kay is the Vice Chair Programs and Partnerships and an Executive Committee member for the World Association for Work-Integrated Education (WACE); and a consultant on graduate employability at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Previously Judie was the Director, Employability & Career Education at RMIT. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

Aravinda Ram is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Botho University- a pan African on-campus and distance-learning institution based in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini. She oversees the University's employability strategy supporting students and alumni. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

Isabel Dingler is Innovation & Sustainability Consultant at Sharkbite Innovation, a consulting firm based in Germany, where she assists businesses to take action toward achieving the UN SDGs to attain a sustainable future. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

The session was moderated by Amy Refaat, Senior Private Sector Specialist, IFC.

Higher education institutions have an unprecedented opportunity to become more competitive by embracing the employability agenda. IFC’s webinar series on Employability in Higher Education shares lessons learned with educators intent on ensuring rewarding careers for their graduates. 

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