British Council Azerbaijan will host the Forum on Graduate Employability in the format of World Cafe on 26 May 2015, from 10:00 to 14:00 at Park Inn Hotel (Dan Ulduzu Room). The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan Republic. The aim of this Forum is to bring higher education and business institutions together in order to discuss the opportunities to improve graduate employability level in Azerbaijan. This is achieved by building successful partnerships between universities and employers.
British Council Azerbaijan organized an Employability Conference where it brought together 87 representatives from various higher education institutions and businesses in October, 2014. As a result of the conference local universities and business companies expressed their interests in further partnership development in order to improve the level of graduate employability for mutual benefits. However, based on the feedback received from both parties there is need for further face-to-face discussions between universities and businesses in order to explore and better understand existing gaps in this area and determine the actions that need to be taken from employer, higher education institution and student side.
As a follow-up to the conference and based on feedbacks received from universities and businesses, British Council will organize Forum on Graduate Employability in the format of World Café in order to engage universities, businesses, and Ministry of Education as main influencers and other interested parties to share knowledge, generate ideas, provide input and explore possibilities for action around the graduate employability issue in local context.
The aim of the World Café format is to create opportunity for discussion around certain topic in order to share knowledge, explore the issue and follow-up with possibilities for the improvement of the area of interest. During the world café participants of the event sit together in groups around cafe style tables and discuss previously set topics according to the questions provided under each topic.
Representatives of higher education and business institutions are invited to attend the Forum.
In order to register for the event participation, please download the following registration form and send it to Nigar Nasrullayeva, Education Officer at Nigar.Nasrullayeva@britishcouncil.az no later than 20 May, 2015.
British Council is looking for volunteer moderators experienced on the topic for the Employability Forum. In order to apply for the moderator role, please download the following moderator application form and send it to Nigar Nasrullayeva, Education Officer at Nigar.Nasrullayeva@britishcouncil.az no later than 20 May, 2015.
As a final stage in this work, British Council Azerbaijan will organize a UK Study Tour in 2015 to see the successful examples of similar partnerships in the UK.
For more information, please contact Nigar Nasrullayeva, Education Officer at Nigar.Nasrullayeva@britishcouncil.az