In this video, we explore the critical role and impact of Industry Advisory Committees in Higher Education. Industry Advisory Committees (IACs) are groups of industry professionals that work with educational institutions to ensure that their programs and curriculum are aligned with the needs and demands of the industry.
The video features experts in the field of Higher Education who have extensive experience working with Industry Advisory Committees. They provide insights on how IACs are formed, how they operate, and the benefits they bring to educational institutions, students, and the industry.
The speakers also discuss the challenges that institutions face in establishing and maintaining effective IACs and provide tips and best practices for successful collaborations. Additionally, the video highlights some of the success stories of IACs in improving the quality of education and preparing students for successful careers in their chosen fields.
Whether you are an educator, industry professional, or a student, this video is a must-watch to gain a better understanding of the importance of Industry Advisory Committees in Higher Education.
Ruben Dario Arzapalo Bello is the Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Continental University in Peru. Besides his teaching role, he is also responsible for achieving program accreditation. In addition to his academic experience, he has experience in the private sector, occupying logistics and production management positions in the mining, construction, and industrial sectors.
Solomon Seki Appiah is the CEO of Electrical Management, an industrial design company. He is also the secretary to the Electrical Contractors Association in Ghana and a member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Electrical Engineering department at Takoradi Technical University.
Dr. Peter Constantinou is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University. Peter is also the Academic Director of the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme. He is one of Canada’s leading practitioner-academics. Dr. Constantinou has worked at senior levels in the federal and provincial governments as a college and university sector lobbyist. He takes great pride in bringing theory and practices together in his work.
Amy Refaat is the webinar moderator for this session as well as Senior Private Sector Specialist for IFC’s Vitae program for employability in higher education.