(MENAFN Editorial) New Partnership to Enhance Student Skills and Job Prospect
Amman, Jordan “ April 13, 2014 “ Al-Ahliyya Amman University has joined SAP's globally acclaimed University Alliances Program (UAP), it was announced today
Supporting existing business, engineering and IT programs, the UAP provides hands-on experience of key technology solutions. UAP member schools gain access to the SAP Business Suite family of solutions enabling students to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, problem solving exercises, case studies, and research programs
In particular, students of the E-Business and E-Commerce department at Al-Ahliyya Amman University will gain insight into how technology can empower businesses to optimize key processes such as accounting and controlling, human capital management, project planning, plant and materials management, and sales and distribution.
"We are very pleased with this partnership, which will give our students the knowledge and skills necessary to stand out in the job market", "In particular, the partnership will bridge the divide between industry and academia. Together, we can prepare students for the future in a direct and extremely impactful way," said Dr. Sadeq Hamed, President of AL-Ahliyya Amman University
SAP's UAP currently counts over 50 members across the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region, incorporating thousands of students and 230 trained lecturers. As part SAP's regional growth plans for the region the company plans to significantly increase alliances with the universities within the next three years
"Jordan is full of talent that have the ability to take on influential leadership positions and innovate across the world. By teaming up with institutions like Al-Ahliyya Amman University, we are proud to make a contribution towards developing that talent, giving them the insight, tools and confidence needed to succeed," said Amr Ghoneim, SAP Managing Director for North Africa and Levant
"Our University Alliances Programme has a long history of adding immediate value to the local job market. It also provides faculty members with the resources to illustrate how state of the art technologies can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking. This is a different way of learning; a platform for interaction, creativity and inspiration. Above all, it is an opportunity to collaborate with talented peers and educators, gain hands on project experience and translate theory into practice.