|Under the patronage of His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Supreme Council of Planning and Development and the Ministry of Information; the New Kuwait Summit 2019 was held on the 10th and 11th of December as a two-day event at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre with various panels of experts discussing issues that affect Kuwait and its society.
Prof. Isam Zabalawi, President of the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK), took part in the 9th panel in the series, which was titled “A Focus on Human Capital”. The panel was moderated by Dr. Eric Champagne, Associate Professor in Public Administration and School of Political Studies and Director Center on Governance at the University of Ottawa. The panelists were Dr. Mishaal Al Rubaie – Undersecretary of the Ministry of Youth, Prof. Laila Maarouf – Assistant Vice President for Research at Kuwait University, Dr. Sameh El-Saharty – Program Leader for Human Development at World Bank Kuwait, and Dr. Amir Zeid – Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the American University of Kuwait.
The panel’s discussion focused on human capital and how to improve the quality of future generations of Kuwait’s employees. Prof. Zabalawi emphasized on the importance of finding talented students and encouraging them to work hard to translate their talent into marketable skills. By maximizing the potential of students in ACK, new students are attracted to the university when seeing their success.
“To make sure new graduates are prepared for the workforce, ACK seeks to create well-rounded graduates by focusing on different aspects of learning; theoretical, practical and technological learning. Over the course of their studies, students work on projects in order to apply what they learn, along with working with various organizations to give students internships, hands-on experiences and prepare them for their future careers” added Prof. Zabalawi.
Posted on Dec. 30, 2019