• Abu-Ghazaleh patronizes career day at International Schools: Knowledge creation for wealth creation

    09 Apr 2018

    AMMAN - Under the patronage of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Jordan International Schools (JIS) organized a 'Careers Day' in the presence of HE Dr. Marwan Kamal, School Principal Ms. Hadeel Ramadan, representatives of the School Management, as well as academic staff, students and their parents.

     'Careers Day’ was organized to highlight the best methods and mechanisms for enabling students to choose  appropriate future professions in accordance with labor market requirements. Accordingly, a special job fair was organized by the schools featuring the participation of various companies given the opportunity to promote their services,  including the participation of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization.

    During the event, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his delight at being invited to such an event due to its significance in preparing students to choose their future professions. He also asserted his vision and belief that the world is shifting from a civil state to a creativity and inventions state, and that, currently, the economic magnitude of creative and innovative corporations in the world of knowledge is larger than the entire Arab economy.

    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh reiterated the importance of shifting towards knowledge as a means for wealth creation, adding that any future profession would be based on ICT; therefore, ‘Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Applied Business and IT’ was recently established and will open its doors to students in early September. The College, according to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, is the first of its kind that aims at producing innovative graduates who would be obliged to create a new, feasible invention that serves the community as a graduation requirement.

    Moreover, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed the importance of setting goals in life and working hard to achieve them. He claimed that this is a part of the human role on earth and that it all starts with an applicable idea, adding that “whatever the human mind believes in would be achievable and there is no limitation to ideas and ambition.”

    He also said, “Power is not about money, however, it’s the power of perseverance, determination, clear vision, open mind and commitment to work not to forget that our ability to achieve will be even stronger if we exercise love and tolerance”.

    He expressed hopes that students will learn from his own life success story during which he succeeded in  transforming suffering into a blessing, overcoming all obstacles without relying on any support. He stated that an individual's belief in such a concept will result in producing knowledge leaders who are even greater than Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.

    For her part, Principal of the Schools Ms. Ramadan expressed her gratitude for the patronage of Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh noting that the students had a great and unique opportunity to meet with Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh and benefit from his guidance and experience.

    She pointed out that the students learned much from the life story of Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh who started as a refugee, and despite severe hardships and lack of resources he managed to eventually become one of the leaders and pioneers in various fields, overcoming all obstacles to become a role model for individuals all around the world.

    During the ceremony, Dr. Kamal presented an honorary shield to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh in recognition of his patronage and ongoing outstanding services to the community.