Government College University, Faisalabad, and Amal Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding to run Amal Academy’s Career Prep Fellowship on campus at GCUF on a recurring basis.
GCUF Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, and Amal Academy CEO, Benje Williams, signed the MOU in the presence of leadership from both institutions. They also discussed the need for such interventions in the broader context of education, and explored other areas of collaboration. Dr.Mohsin bashir manager of business incubation center will facilitate the whole process and he will be the focal person for this course.
The Amal Career-Prep Fellowship is a 3-month leadership program, initially funded out of Stanford University, focused on developing the job skills (communication, interviewing, CV writing, etc.) and mindsets (purpose, self-efficacy, etc.) of students entering the job market. Amal originally launched the Fellowship in collaboration with the Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF), and has now trained over 2,000 fellows, over 80% of whom have been able to secure quality jobs within 3 months of completing the fellowship. This MOU will result in a convenient and consistent venue for students from GCUF and nearby universities to participate in the Fellowship.
The next Amal Fellowship will start in March and will be offered at GCUF and other institutions in Lahore and Faisalabad. Amal Academy is currently accepting applications on their website – amalacademy.org