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CEDO

| CEDO
CEDO
Status/stage of development: Fully incubated at Nahdet El Mahrousa

Career and Entrepreneurship Development Office (CEDO) is an innovative and pioneering solution to the challenge of youth unemployment. For years, Egypt has been experiencing a problem of universities graduating unemployable youth, lacking the skills needed to join the job market or start their own businesses. In order to bridge the gap between education and unemployment while complementing the education process at Egyptian public universities, NM established in 2006 the first CEDO Office in Cairo University. Currently, NM is working on turning CEDO into a national program to provide career and entrepreneurship services to students and recent graduates in all national universities in Egypt by replicating the CEDO Cairo model.

 

NPMU

The National Program Management Unit is a team within NM that serves as the national umbrella for all Career and Entrepreneurship Development Offices (“CEDO”). Its goal is expanding the CEDO model to all 17 national universities in Egypt, operating as a hub for different resources that are to be shared among the offices, coordinating national partnerships, identifying and sharing best practice among the offices. 

 

The Career and Entrepreneurship Development Office focuses on a number of specific objectives:

·  Create a sustainable structure and mechanism for student development, career advising and placement;

·  Foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship;

·  Transform university students into “Quality Graduates” and “assets for the new job market”;

·  Create a new generation of business leaders by fostering innovation and business culture;

·  Serve the corporate sector as our direct client to ensure supply of quality caliber workers;

·  Contribute to facing unemployment by addressing the scarcity of employable youth.

 

 

CEDO’s key services entail:

·       Career coaching:

Career advising is a process that helps a person know and understand him/herself and the world of work, and therefore make career, educational, and life decisions. Recipients of this service undergo a career assessment which produces a report that provides information about their potential, attributes, personality, talents, interests, expectations, resource, strengths, and weaknesses. Subsequently, CEDO offers counseling sessions in which CEDO helps recipients build a professional development plan.

·       Career services:

CEDO provides recipients with the knowledge and tools to help them achieve their own objectives and develop their career paths. It offers basic and advanced employability skills depending on employers’ needs, language skills, and job preparation workshops.

·       Entrepreneurship services:

CEDO believes that self-employment can be achieved through encouraging and inciting individuals to take the risk of starting a business. This service focuses on how a process model for enterprise education can be used to target various recipients, and emphasizes the need to teach entrepreneurship to non-business students/graduates, who in many instances are the originators of ideas, but unfortunately do not have the business knowledge to develop the idea further.

·       Placement services:

CEDO serves as a liaison between university students/graduates and employers through employment fairs, recruitment services for corporations, and job announcements.

 

 

 

NPMU:

Heba Sweed -  Director

Abeer El Kayaty - Senior Program Coordinator

Maya Boghdady - Senior Program Coordinator

Sarah Eid - Senior Program Coordinator

CEDO Cairo:

Amani Ali – Recruitment and Follow up Coordinator

Areeg Hisham – Training Coordinator

Samah Eskandar – Senior Finance and Administration Coordinator

Mohamed Ihab – Public Relations Specialist    

Nada  Awad- Administrative Assistant

CEDO Assiut:

Safaa Mohamed – Office Director

Asmaa Abdel Gaber -- Employment Coordinator

Zeinab Atef– Capacity Building Coordinator

Tamer Abd El Megid – Accountant