Students 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 these students for a new global market? How are institutions engaging employers to provide students with the skill building needed to remain competitive? What academic 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 learning 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.

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.

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.

Amy Refaat is an Senior Private Sector Specialist, Education and Employability for IFC’s Vitae, where she leads assessments and implementation to improve employability services at higher education institutions.

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