A monitoring visit to the CBHE project CONECTE took place virtually on February 23, 2021.
CONECTE project offers innovative solutions to support the education sector in general and Lebanese universities in particular in their transition to digital and in adapting their training offers to the challenges of the professions of the future.
Coordinated by the University Saint-Joseph and its Faculty of Economics, CONECTE is an EU-funded project with a budget of 932,641.67 euros.
The project partners are CNAM-Lebanon, University of Balamand, Jinan University, Islamic University of Lebanon, Directorate General of Higher Education, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Basil Fuleihan Institute of Finance, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, University of Mons (Belgium), CNAM-Paris (France), and Institute for Advanced Studies (Austria).
To support the employability of young graduates, the project aims to set up an integrated information system allowing strategic monitoring and the production of key indicators on the labour market, and promoting work-study, online learning and distance learning. And since work-based training is the best solution to reduce the skills mismatch, the project supports the introduction of a Lebanese framework for work-based learning.
This monitoring visit was an occasion for the team to meet representatives from the Lebanese and European partners to learn more about the progress made by the project and its results achieved so far.
More information about CONECTE can be found at its temporary webpage at: https://www.usj.edu.lb/conecte