CEO & Founder of Nexford speaks about the universities role in filling the African education-to employment pipeline

Mark Talmage-Rostron
18.01.2023·1 min read

In an interview on the TV program ‘Closing Bell South Africa’, that went out on CNBC Africa, Fadl Al Tarzi, CEO & Founder of Nexford University spoke candidly about the need to bridge the gap between what industry needs and what skills higher education institutions are providing their learners to enable them to graduate job ready from day one.

With remote jobs expanding Mr Al Tarzi made mention that Nexford is helping its learners to get on the global grid so as to challenge for top jobs across the world regardless of their location, gender or race. This is he says helping to tackle unemployment across Africa.

This goes to Nexford’s mission which is to enable greater social and economic mobility across the world by providing learners access to high-quality, affordable, dynamic online education that prepares them for the global workplace.

Mr Al Tarzi said, “Nexford’s focus is really on bridging the gap between what the industry needs and what higher education is actually providing, and doing that in an affordable way. So ultimately, what we aim to deliver is a platform that will allow folks to get the education that they need, in order to access what we think of as the global grid, which is essentially the virtual or the remote job market all across the world. We open this to all learners regardless of their location, gender, race, or socio economic background. And that’s how we aim to tackle unemployment across Africa.”

These education to employment pathways from Nexford are really focused on providing learners with education that they can apply with practical skills that they’re learning that they can apply immediately. To widen that net, Nexford is about to launch new pathway programs focused on the banking sector to solve this specific challenge of job readiness from day one.

To find out more about this burning issue and what Nexford is doing to close the skills gaps across Africa and the world, watch the interview below or on YouTube.

About the Author

Mark Talmage-Rostron

Mark is a college graduate with Honours in Copywriting. He is the Content Marketing Manager at Nexford, creating engaging, thought-provoking, and action-oriented content.

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