HTU Strategic Roadmapping Workshop

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 09:00

Bridging the Gap between Technical Education and Industry Demands

 

Background

Al Hussein Technical University (HTU), an initiative of the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF), opened its doors in 2017 to offer both technical and bachelor degrees in Engineering and Computing and Informatics.

This emerging STEM educational model in Jordan has been introduced with the vision to provide Jordan’s industries with highly skilled technicians and engineers and consequently support Jordan’s economic development.

HTU’s vision is underpinned by a desire to provide industrially relevant education and research. A key part of this vision is engagement with industry. To support this engagement, HTU is making use of the strategic roadmapping approach developed by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at University of Cambridge.

IfM will be facilitating a one-day workshop with a range of key stakeholders with the intent of supporting HTU’s strategic plan, building stronger relationships with industry and identifying key opportunities.

This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for discussion and creativity, resulting in proposed action plans and options for HTU to take forward in conjunction with government and industrial support.

 

Focus

Bridging the gap between technical education and industry demands.

 

Scope

  • Programs, Training (including industry), Research, Outreach
  • HTU’s 4 pillars: 
  1. Technical Engineering Degrees
  • An applied technician degree that includes a half year of studying and 6 months’ apprenticeship.
  • An applied technical degree that includes two years of studying and one-year apprenticeship.
  1. An applied bachelor degree that includes three years of studying and one-year apprenticeship.
  2. Professional development, community engagement and outreach, to up-scale the skills of STEM graduates of Jordanian public and private universities.
  3. Innovation, entrepreneurship and business acceleration, in order to equip students with skills on innovation ecosystems, intellectual property and commercialisation. 
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Aims

  • To generate an initial landscape of industry needs, opportunities and education and research across HTU.
  • To agree on a description of HTU in 10 years.
  • To encourage stronger relationships between industry and HTU and start to develop a roadmap for the ongoing relationships.
  • To listen to industry expectations and build alignment between HTU’s four pillars and industry.
  • To pilot the roadmapping process as a mechanism for industry-academic interaction and supporting strategic planning.

 

What is Roadmapping?

Roadmapping is a powerful strategic planning technique that is integral to creating and delivering strategy and innovation in many organisations. The graphical and collaborative nature of roadmaps supports strategic alignment and dialogue between functions in the firm and between organisations. For more information, please check the following website:

www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/ifmecs/business-tools/roadmapping/roadmapping-at-ifm/