Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships

Stakeholders Gather to Develop Career Center, Student Internships at UP

A functional Career Center workshop was held last Friday, January 22, for stakeholders of the partnership component of the Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships (TLP-SP).

The workshop opened discussion about career centers in neighboring countries, looking closely at models like South East European University (SEEU) in Macedonia and centers at five public universities in Albania.

The workshop was presented by World Learning consultants who currently work with four faculties at the University of Prishtina.

The consultants contribute toachievementof TLP-SPpartnerships component goals to drive development and growth in the faculties of Education, Economics, Agriculture, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The workshop also intended to stimulate discovery and development of concrete practices regarding the implementation of internships for university students in businesses and organizations across Kosovo.

“Internships are beneficial for all parties involved,”said Ademi, presenter and consultant team leader, highlighting benefits for both students and employers.

“Through these links [educational institutions] can establish permanent communication with private sector companies which can be used as feedback for the curricula and academic programs they offer,”he said.

Workshop attendees included career counselors, lecturers, education administrators and other representatives of UP, MEST, TLP-SP, and USAID as well as WUS Austria.

After analyzing their findings and creating recommendations, the consultants will meet with these stakeholders again to discuss an effective career center model and internships strategy for Kosovo.

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