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Standpoint: Simplifying Career Path Choices in Egypt

Standpoint: Simplifying Career Path Choices in Egypt

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In a country where the total unemployment rate amounts to 12.9 percent, rebuilding a sustainable momentum for economic growth requires undivided attention on the formal and informal levels. According to the latest figures published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egyptians under 30 comprise 60.9 percent of the population, 32.8 percent of whom are between 20 and 29.

Realizing the importance of harnessing the energies of fresh graduates and aspiring entrepreneurs, Youthspire – a Cairo-based hub catering to the empowerment of youth under 30 – is organizing its first event, Standpoint conference on December 5 at the Greek Campus.

“After the revolution, there was a notable boom in the online world paralleled with a rich flux towards the digital employment sphere,” says Mohamed Fawzy, co-founder of Youthspire. “However, education on the specifics of the online employment world was never properly addressed, leading to the spreading of various common misconceptions.”

Without giving privilege to either, the one-day event addresses the primary differences between the offline employment arena and its online counterpart. “Many people hold the strong belief that the online and offline worlds are two separate worlds, whereas learning how to integrate them is a huge fertile space for creativity,” adds Fawzy.

“What we aim to do through Standpoint is educate people on the pros and cons of both markets so that the decisions they take down their career paths would be ones based on proper understanding of reality.”

Bringing forth the long years of experience of some of Egypt’s most prominent entrepreneurs, Standpoint will be hosting 13 guests who will take part in three panel discussions, in addition to two talks, with specific focus on education, recruitment, advertising and commerce.

Among the speakers at Standpoint are Ahmed Eraqi of Dubbizle.com, Sherif Nassar of Nefsak.com, Bassem el-Hady of Kijamii and Mo’men Sherif of Et3alem.com.

“The event is particularly beneficial for fresh graduates, aspiring entrepreneurs and current entrepreneurs,” says Fawzy.

Eager to learn how the backstage of the big successful agencies and companies is run? Then you need to register now for Standpoint.

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