In order to provide its students with the latest and most industry-relevant learning and to boost their career prospects, Ajman University (AU) recently tied-up with PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC Middle East. The Academy operates across the Middle East and is part of a growing network present in 40 countries worldwide.
PwC’s Academy is committed to bridging the skills gap and to developing a sustainable workforce for the future. They offer professional qualifications and professional development courses in diverse disciplines such as Finance, Tax, HR, Marketing, Management, Leadership, Strategy and Digital Transformation amongst others. Under the terms of an MoU recently signed between AU and PwC, the latter will provide learning services to the AU community in the following areas:
● Quarterly knowledge sharing webinars for Ajman university led by PwC experts
● Additional guidance and counselling to students to support their upskilling
● CSR initiatives
In addition, PwC’s academy will also provide a 20% discount on its courses and programs to all AU students, alumni, staff and faculty.
“At Ajman University, we are strongly committed to bridging the chasm between the industry and academia in order to equip our students with the skills and character needed by the job market. Our continuous forward and outward-looking approach to learning ensures that our graduates are creative, critical thinkers, globally minded, and excellent problem solvers. This agreement with PwC Academy will not only help AU students gain cutting-edge skills in Finance, Tax and related areas, but also help our faculty and staff members add practical insights to their already impressive academic portfolios and support services,” said AU Chancellor, Dr. Karim Seghir.
“Upskilling is no longer an option – it is today’s reality. A recent report from PwC in partnership with World Economic Forum revealed that upskilling could lead to net creation of 5.3 million new jobs by 2030.
Our role at PwC’s Academy is to facilitate a knowledge, skills and mindset change in today’s youth to enable a future-ready regional workforce. We are pleased to partner with Ajman University to support the upskilling journey of their staff, students and alumni” said Amanda Line, PwC Partner and PwC’s Academy Leader.
About AU: Founded in 1988 as the first private institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, Ajman University (AU) is now being recognized as an emerging leader on the global academic map. The 2021 QS World University Rankings lists AU among the top 750 universities worldwide. The latest “Top 50 Under 50” QS Rankings names AU as one of the top 150 young universities in the world.