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Registration at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm
Followed by Buffet Dinner
Topic: Strategic Partnership with Industry to Enhance Engineering Education and Training “The Learning Factory Concept”
Speaker: Dr. Tahir Ayar, Faculty Member, KFUPM
This paper describes the importance of university and industry collaboration by focusing on what participants, faculty members, students and companies could gain out of it. In the benefit of all parties, the Learning Factory concept is introduced. The result is improved educational and practical experiences that emphasize the interdependency of manufacturing and design in a business environment. The overall outcome of this initiative is to graduate better engineering professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive world of today and tomorrow. This paper also aims at showing how to implement “learning factories” at each partner's institution and, proposing clear strategies and means for a true collaboration with industry, and then indicating how to improve academics’ interest in collaborating with industry.
Topic: Managing Safety and Security Systems in Health Sector
Speaker: Dr. HamoudJammali
An OHS diploma is now available through the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar. This presentation will outline the curriculum of the first post-secondary OHS program in the Gulf, appraise what the core competencies of future OHS professionals should be, and review recent international trends in formal OHS education.