Two entities collaborate to offer entrepreneurship courses


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Gulf today, Staff reporter

The SD Center for Entrepreneurship Excellence (SDCEE) has announced its partnership with GEMS Education to offer facilitated entrepreneurship courses in collaboration with the renowned Erasmus Center of Entrepreneurship, located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Today, most workplaces already require individuals to be entrepreneurial while carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities.

More so, due to the rapid pace of change taking place through advancements in technology, among other things, the students of tomorrow are expected to have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively.

“Entrepreneurship education focuses on developing real-world skills that will help students lead exceptional lives in a rapidly changing world. Intense competition for top-quality university admission also means that our programs with GEMS will help students stand out in their applications,” said Shailesh Dash, Founder of SDCEE.

Created in collaboration with the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) and the Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship, SDCEE aims to provide the ideal platform for students to develop entrepreneurial skills that will allow them to be optimally prepared for a dynamic future. .

Over the past three years, the number of UAE graduates launching entrepreneurial ventures has increased by 54%, despite the pandemic.

“As the UAE continues its dynamic evolution, it is our duty as educators to ensure that our students leave school fully prepared to succeed in life. Entrepreneurial skills are becoming increasingly important, and we need to find ways to support and enhance these skills for our students,” said Mr. Matthew Tompkins, Director of Student Employment for GEMS Education.

Through the GEMS For Life platform, SDCEE will organize specific programs for all GEMS stakeholders and develop other initiatives such as conferences, networking events and business financing support, as well as sessions mentoring, competitions and entrepreneur days, where individuals will be encouraged to train their entrepreneurial skills. .

GEMS Education is one of the oldest and largest providers of private K-12 education in the world. It is a popular choice for quality private education in the Middle East and North Africa region.

As a company founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1959, it holds unparalleled experience in providing diverse curriculum and educational choices to all socio-economic backgrounds. GEMS Education now owns and operates 63 schools and educates over 130,000 students in the MENA region.

Through its growing network of schools as well as its charitable contributions, it realizes the founder’s vision of bringing quality education within reach of every child. GEMs also runs the GEMS For Life program with its extensive global network of GEMs alumni. The program aims to provide lifelong support to the GEMS community at all stages of life to give them a competitive edge.


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