Tuesday, May 28, 2024

ICE’s Future Work Connect 24 Boosts Pakistan’s Education Sector

The International Centre of Excellence (ICE) recently hosted "Future Work Connect 24," a significant event aimed at bolstering Pakistan's global competitiveness in education and fostering collaboration between industry and academia. Held at the British Deputy High Commission Karachi, the event convened esteemed panelists, thought leaders, and stakeholders from both the corporate and education sectors to address the challenges and opportunities in talent acquisition and development.

Themed "Fourth Generation Universities," the event emphasized innovative approaches in education to meet the evolving needs of the workforce and elevate Pakistan's standing on the global stage. Through engaging discussions and insightful presentations, speakers and panelists explored strategies to bridge the gap between industry requirements and academic curriculum, ensuring that graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's fiercely competitive job market.

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"Future Work Connect 24" serves as a pivotal platform for advancing Pakistan's educational landscape and fostering stronger ties between academia and industry. By facilitating dialogue and collaboration, ICE aims to drive meaningful change and propel Pakistan towards greater prosperity and success in the global arena.

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Keynote speakers, including Sarah Mooney, British Deputy High Commissioner, and Dr. Gahram Spickett Jones, Dean of ICE, alongside a distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists, converged at the "Future Work Connect 24" event. Notable figures such as Fazal Niazi, CEO of Franklin Convey Education, and Prof. Dr. Tariq Rafi, Chairman of HEC Sindh, contributed valuable insights and expertise to discussions centered on driving innovation and excellence in education.

Ranging from industry leaders like Raza Ahmad Sukera, Chief Industry Development Officer from the Pakistan Software Export Board, to esteemed academics such as Dr. Raheel Nawaz, Pro Vice Chancellor of Staffordshire University, the event fostered meaningful dialogue and collaboration. Muhammad Raza, SEVP of Meezan Bank, Prof. Tariq Rahim, Rector of IOBM, and other distinguished speakers provided actionable strategies for bridging the gap between industry requirements and academic curriculum.

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Usman Akram, CEO at ICE, expressed enthusiasm for hosting such an impactful event, emphasizing its role as a platform for meaningful dialogue and collaboration. "Future Work Connect 24" received positive feedback from attendees, who lauded its relevance, insightful discussions, and networking opportunities. The event laid the foundation for strategic partnerships aimed at propelling Pakistan's education landscape forward and driving economic growth in the country.

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Izaan Zubair
Izaan Zubair
With a passion and curiosity for technology, Izaan is a seasoned writer with four years of experience. His expertise lies in translating complex tech updates into engaging stories. Beyond technology, Izaan keeps a finger on the pulse of worldly news, crafting exclusive narratives that inform and inspire his readers.


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Zainab Janjua
Zainab Janjua
24 days ago

Kudos to the team! 👏🥳

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