COUNTRIES: Egypt
DURATION: 06/01/2012 - 07/31/2016
FUNDER: USAID
CONTACTcatherine.honeyman@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The Linking Education and Employment Program (LEEP) supported the creation of career development centers at universities in underserved and geographically diverse regions in Egypt.

The program built the capacity of Fayoum University, Port Said University, South Valley University, and Helwan University to equip students and graduates with the skills needed to gain employment. LEEP also interrupted the disconnect between education and productive work for Egyptian youth by linking the partner universities with public and private sector industries to create tangible opportunities for students and recent graduates across academic disciplines. Throughout the program, World Learning emphasized sustainability to ensure that students and faculty would be able to take advantage of these innovative career services and resources for years to come. LEEP worked with to strengthen links to business, industry, and civil society.

Program Goals

  • Support the creation of career centers at underserved universities.
  • Improve partner universities’ ability to equip students and graduates with key job skills.
  • Strengthen partner universities’ links to business, industry, and civil society.