July 16, 2018
USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities
Cairo – The U.S. government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo (AUC), celebrated the launch of career development centers at universities in Minya and Beni Suef this week.
“These centers will help students prepare for, and attain, employment,” said USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin. “Students who use these career development centers will receive support to tailor their career paths based on market trends. They will also benefit from linkages between the universities and industries in Upper Egypt.”
USAID is working in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and the American University in Cairo to expand a pilot career development center model that resulted in thousands of employment opportunities for Egypt’s university students. The expanded $20 million project will establish University Centers for Career Development at universities in greater Cairo, the Delta, and Upper Egypt, reaching up to 70 percent of university students in Egypt. These new centers will provide training, networking, and linkages between the university and the private sector to increase career opportunities and job training for students and alumni. The centers will also track evolving labor market needs to help inform university curricula.
USAID’s support of the Career Development Centers is part of the $30 billion that the American people have invested in Egypt through USAID since 1978. To find out more about USAID’s work in Egypt, please see https://www.usaid.gov/egypt, and follow on Facebook and Twitter at @USAIDEgypt.