Intel, QRCE organize three Workshops on Entrepreneurship
December 19, 2011 Amman - Intel and Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE), organized three workshops aiming at developing entrepreneurship skills among the youth, and motivating them to launch projects to serve their society.
December 19, 2011 12:00
by Amjad Baker
Intel and Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE), organized three workshops aiming at developing entrepreneurship skills among the youth, and motivating them to launch projects to serve their society.
Delivered by a leading expert from Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley, the first workshop focused on developing Entrepreneurship culture at Universities via training, teaching and competitions. The 2-day workshop saw participations from more than 20 University professors from seven Arab countries, discussing topics related to Entrepreneurship curriculum development and ways to foster Entrepreneurship at their campuses.
The second workshop, Innovation Camp, witnessed more than 30 participants from Intel Youth Enterprise Program. Students managed to develop necessary skills needed to translate innovative ideas into successful projects that could create new jobs in Jordan and reduce unemployment for the youth in the country. At the end of the camp, the best individual ideas and group projects were honored, and received in-kind, and monetary prizes. The third workshop organized, focused on starting and growing for Profit and Social Enterprises, and presented cases studies relevant to the region.
“Intel aims at supporting entrepreneurship in the Middle East through developing partnerships with leading national entrepreneurship development organization such as QRCE,” said Ferruh Gurtas Corporate Affairs Director Intel Middle East, Turkey, & Africa.
“Intel’s entrepreneurship programs aim at providing the youth in the region with the tools and resources, helping them overcome the socioeconomic problems hindering their progress, and empowering entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into projects, which could spur new employment opportunities for them and others. It comes in line with Intel’s vision and investments reaching USD 100 million in training and preparing youth for innovation and creativity,” he added.
For his part, Executive Director for QRCE, Farhan Kalaldeh praised the strategic partnership with Intel and the preliminary results of the youth activities, which, in its totality, sought to establish a generation capable of innovation and development, in face of global challenges.
He said, “Intel’s support and efforts allowed us to attract a large sector of young innovators, whom we expect to succeed in creating employment opportunities that would gradually reduce unemployment.”
Kalaldeh reaffirmed the role of these workshops and their compatibility with the Center’s objectives and other programs organized to support the spirit of entrepreneurship and perseverance within different youth groups.
Best Group Projects:
• Activeni: Helping Companies with their CSR Initiatives by recruiting and training interested Youth.
• Wadafak: An online platform focused on career planning and development for Youth.
Best Individual Submissions:
• Mohammad Eliwat: A new service to help companies in meeting right candidates for specific job opportunities.
• Anas Salhiyeh: A project to create more awareness on current and future needs for employment in the country.
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About Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE):
A Non-Profit organization established in 2004 to help develop Technology Entrepreneurship in Jordan. The Center is part of El Hassan Science City, and plays the role of a national Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurship. As part of QRCE strategic plan, the Center is implementing a comprehensive initiative focusing on four key areas: Networking, Recognition & Awareness, Capacity Building & Support, and Funding. Over the last five years, the center has organized many activities that benefited thousands of entrepreneurs, professionals & students in Jordan. For more information please visit: www.qrce.org
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