The event paved way for participating stakeholders to network and form long-term collaborations
RAKEZ Academic Zone recently hosted its third Academic-Industry Forum, bringing together senior government officials and key players in the industry and academic institutions of Ras Al Khaimah.
The event paved way for participating stakeholders to network and form long-term collaborations. They discussed the roles of various sectors in ensuring the smooth transition of fresh graduates into the evolving workforce.
“The forum has given us the opportunity to discuss challenges, identify areas for improvement and formulate solutions to help university students become more employable,” remarked Ramy Jallad, Group CEO, RAKEZ.
During the event, the participants were aligned with the fact that both industry and academia have changed over the last few years and highlighted the importance of soft skills, practical knowledge and hands-on experience for students getting ready to join the workforce. Additionally, they discussed challenges and suggested multiple solutions through partnerships between the industry and universities.