Why Al Mashghal?

Al Mashghal is a platform for businesses and educational institutions aimed at improving employability, upgrading educational curricula, and highlighting social innovation opportunities. Al Mashghal provides continuous and regular data about market trends, gaps and opportunities, and creates a link between the young workforce and job market through a matching process. Additionally, Al Mashghal works on enhancing university curricula to provide students with a refined learning experience targeted at the Lebanese job market; as well as delivering custom capacity building trainings for students and SME staff.

Social Innovation Hub (SIH)

The SIH is an innovation space within universities designed to help students transform their innovative business and social business ideas into real projects. This is done through providing space for students to explore their ideas, receive placements and innovative learning opportunities including trainings, coaching, and financing opportunities. The social innovation hub will focus in its curricula and programs on encouraging entrepreneurship, providing business-planning support, and creating opportunities for placement and external learning services.

The SIH works through:
• A real space within universities, supporting youth innovation in business, social, and community initiatives
• A training and coaching program to promote entrepreneurship and support socially innovative ideas
• Business planning and financial support for innovative businesses ideas

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Labor Market Observatory(LMO)

Labor Market Observatory is an online research tool and database that provides students, universities, the private sector and international organizations with regular data and analysis on the status of the market in terms of jobs and skills required, trends, sectors in demand and other relevant information. Additionally, this platform will serve in the near future as a job matching site which connects skilled youth to businesses in need of their talents whether through internships or jobs.

The LMO works through:
• Receiving hands-on experience in labor market research, including field work and analysis
• Using a digital data management technology to gather and analyze data and produce regular reports and data summaries
• Communicating and building networks between universities and private sector.

New Market-Oriented and Adapted Educational Curricula

New Market-Oriented and Adapted Educational Curricula aims at boosting employability through providing university and vocational students with new market-oriented and adapted curricula. During this process, universities and vocational institutions will be supported to design market relevant curricula and use experiential learning techniques

The New Curricula works through supporting instructors in:
• Participating in designing new and adapted curricula
• Assessing market needs and building the curricula in response to these needs
• Delivering training programs and workshops to students, employees and young entrepreneurs to equip them with skills and knowledge needed in the marketplace.

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