The British Embassy in Cairo said on Monday that it has launched the First Youth Forum for Construction and Real Estate in Egypt, in cooperation with the International Academy for Advanced Research and Studies- London (IARS), in an effort to support plans for strategic development set by Egypt for its 2030 vision.
In an official press release, the embassy said the First Youth Forum, held on Sunday in Cairo, was attended by the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Egypt Jeffery Donaldson, along with several other ministers and representatives of more than 20 of the top construction and real estate companies in Egypt, including Bombardier, Samcrete, Madinet Nasr for Housing & Development (MNHD), Redcon Construction, Alforat Development, Sinai White Cement, and Aalborg Portland.
The embassy said the forum will give over than 10,000 fresh graduates the opportunity to join the fields of real estate and construction in some of the world's most reputable companies.
The purpose of the forum was to engage all stakeholders, including the government, employers, and learners, to generate and support the new generation of leaders as well as enhance the employability in the real estate and construction sectors in Egypt.
Other activities, such as job fairs, on-the-spot interviews, career counselling, job-fit assessments and open dialogue workshops between the real estate and construction sector leaders and the youth, were also included in the forum.
200 scholars from DMG Real Estate and Construction Future Leaders Academy graduates were awarded a British certification recognised by universities, employers, and professional bodies in over 120 countries.
“Egypt’s economic success is a top priority to the UK and we remain committed to developing our partnership,” Donaldson said.
Middle East Regional Director Karim Elsafty said IARS was extremely proud of the results achieved by DMG Real Estate and Construction Future Leaders Academy.
Ayman Ismail, the co-founder and chairman of DMG, said that human capital is Egypt’s real wealth, and that developing them is one of the main goals in realising Egypt 2030 vision.