Erasmus CONECTE project “Collaborative Network for Career-building, Training, and E-learning” held over the last week in CNAM Paris a five- day seminar to showcase the alternance university-enterprise learning model within the aim to boost a smooth transition and access of youth to the enterprises market. The meetings discussions brought together representatives of CONECTE partners’ institutions from academic and enterprises backgrounds who shared insights and point views regarding the applicability of alternance in the Lebanese context and the next steps to be taken in the short term. The ultimate objective is to introduce and adapt the alternance-university learning model to the Lebanese context. The seminar was followed by two-day consortium meetings dedicated to discuss the progress of working packages activities and the faced challenges in presence of directors of partners’ institutions.
The Chamber of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, a key partner in CONECTE project, took part in these meetings represented by the Director General Rabih Sabra and Head of Development Projects Mrs. Hana Nehme. Mr Sabra presented within the meetings opening and the roundtable, the youth initiatives carried out by the Chamber within the various international and EU projects programs in which the Chamber is an active partner. These various initiatives assumed by the Chamber aim mainly to upskill the Lebanese pool of young students and thus foster their employability.
The CONECTE project, co-funded by the Erasmus and EU funded project, is led by University Saint Joseph in partnership with key Lebanese universities, Ministry of Education, AUF and EU institutes. For further info about CONECTE