The Foundation celebrated the graduation of more than 4000 graduates of the Graduate Resource Program (GRP) on Sunday, June 28th, 2009, in the presence of H.E., Dr. Hany Helal, Minister of State for Higher Education & Scientific Research. This exceptional event brought together a diversity of Political and Educational leaders including Head of chambers of Industry, Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) officials, Industrial Training Council leaders & other notable public figures.
The GRP is an outcome of The Foundation continuous efforts over the past ten years, which was made successful by signing a cooperation protocol with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, aiming to supply the Industrial sector with trained & qualified workforce with the highest level of efficiency to be capable to compete in a fierce competitive Job Market.
Dr. Hany Helal, Minister of State for Higher Education & Scientific Research, added that the Ministry had to close specific sectors in some colleges and open other ones in accordance with the labor market requirements, pointing out that the theme of the current stage is “Education for Employment”, stressing that there are 2.5 million university students need to acquire the basic skills the Job market requires. Furthermore Dr. Helal announced that his personal assistant is a BBSA Graduate.
The graduation ceremony included several success stories for a number of the program’s graduates, who talked about the outstanding learning experience they have been through when they attended The Foundation training sessions, which included language, computer & communication skills. Additionally the trainers presented the stages of the training process and a movie capturing the views of some business leaders about FGF graduates was also presented highlighting the Programs success in serving the Business Sector needs.