AMMAN – Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), organized a symposium titled “Youth Essential Skills for the Future” under the patronage of HE Dr. Talal Abu- Ghazaleh, Founder and President of TAG.Global, in conjunction with World Youth Skills Day.
The symposium aimed to shed light on the importance of the skills needed to empower young people and build their capacities to qualify them to meet the demands of the labor market. The event was organized in cooperation with several national institutions, with the participation of a number of young men and women representing institutions, associations, youth initiatives and universities.
In his keynote address to young people, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh highlighted the importance of moving from teaching to learning, stressing the importance of sharpening their skills and creating ideas and projects based on technologies of information and communication, noting that all kinds of information are available. on the Internet, which creates equal opportunities for all. “If you are not a ‘knowledge worker’, and if you are not using the internet to serve your life and your economy, then you will have no place in this world in the future,” said Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh.
He further added that the world needs innovations and inventions in all sectors, especially as the world is now going through one of the most significant phases of change in the history of the humanity, namely the knowledge revolution that relies entirely on knowledge technologies.
For his part, the Adviser of TAG.Global Education and Youth and Executive Director of TAG-KF, Dr. Fadi Daoud, welcomed the participating institutions, speakers and participants from the different youth entities, saying that the forum s is held in conjunction with World Youth Skills Day celebrations; marked on July 15 each year, after being approved by the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Daoud also said that holding the forum was in line with TAG-KF’s belief in the importance of training and equipping young people with the skills required in the labor market. The event was organized because of the Form’s commitment to its national role and mission to raise awareness, educate and create a safe platform for dialogue among young people.
It should be mentioned that the forum included various specialized activities and seminars with the participation of a group of experts from national institutions in the areas of training and capacity building of individuals and institutions.
The first round table entitled “Digital skills and future business needs”, was moderated by Ms. Noor Abu-Jbara; who is in charge of entrepreneurship and innovation at Umniah’s “The Tank” business incubator, in the presence of Mr. Nidal Bitar, Director General of the Association of Information Technologies and communications (Int@j), and ing. Ismail Hakki, Managing Director of TechWorks – one of the initiatives of the Crown Prince Foundation. This is in addition to Eng. Jamil Alkhatib, Founder of Ibtikar for Innovation & Technology Management Company, and Mr. Mohammad Al-Kayed, Expert at Black Mountain Cybersecurity Company.
A number of specialized seminars were also held to help educate young people and familiarize them with various national initiatives, volunteering and training opportunities in addition to their success stories. On the other hand, the Managing Director of Thinking Schools Academy Trust – Rethinkers, Dr Lana Mbaideen, presented a seminar titled “Brain keys, their role in talent and creativity”, while Dr Aghadeer Jweihan, Director General of the Princess Taghrid Institute for Development and Training, gave a presentation titled “Craft Skills for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Local Society Development”.
Meanwhile, Ms. Isra’a Awajan, Employment Education Officer of PMU-Jordan, spoke about the labor needs and skills required of young people.
The Forum concluded with a seminar on “Digital Financial Skills in the World of Finance and Investment” presented by Mr. Jareer Hiary, Co-Head of Business Development at Credit Financier Invest – Jordan.
During the closing, the participants were honored with honorary shields for their national efforts to support young people and equip them with the necessary skills to engage in the labor market and provide employment opportunities in different economic sectors. .