The International Club of Employers (ICE) will become a single platform for interaction of three large spaces: business, education and Alumni. This is the first Russian project of this kind, designed to implement initiatives to train specialists who meet the requirements of the modern international labor market by combining business and educational institutions. One of the goals is to form an extensive international business environment related to Russian and international educational projects.
“The International Club of Employers is a platform for combining education, business and young professionals. The club will work in the international arena focusing on projects of leading universities, personnel requests of companies, initiatives of Russian and foreign graduates. Thus, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia began working in the direction of “Regional Clusters”, said RUDN Rector Vladimir Filippov.
The founders of the International Club of Employers are the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Ankor HR holding, the Domodedovo holding, Syngenta, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Russia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce.
President of the Chamber Gilberto Ramos sent a video message from Rio de Janeiro: “Training professionals and diverse personalities is an international task relevant in both Russia and Brazil. We hope that the club of employers will allow companies to find talented employees from among students and graduates, and young people will be able to find a job of their dreams through practice, internships and meetings with employers. The very idea of the employers' club provides many opportunities for new interesting projects and initiatives. University experience and business experience are very different! And cooperation, the unification of these different worlds can give excellent results. "
Cluster approach is the major mechanism for implementing partnership projects between Russian and foreign ministries, universities and businesses combining the development goals of entire countries and regions. Thus, Adviser to RUDN Vice-Rector for international activities Masamba Kakh, stressed that the leading universities of Russia have already begun to provide "assistance to the development of industrial cooperation between large Russian enterprises and countries." There are already 8 countries in the cluster “Africa. South”. The governments of Angola, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa have already proposed projects for the development of industry, agriculture and health care through educational cooperation with Russia. Zambia's largest companies Zambia Railways and Tazara are implementing the modernization of railways in cooperation with the Copperbelt University, the country's largest technical university, and Russian educational and industrial partners.
The participants signed a protocol of creating the Association “International Club of Employers”. President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Platonov was elected Chairman of the Board of the Association.
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