The Quality Assurance office organized the 1st College workshop on ‘Curriculum Review in Collaboration with the Industry Partners’ on 18 April 2017.
Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi, Dean of the College opened the program by welcoming the participants and staff. Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Al Shaihri, Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA), HoDs, HoCs, academic and non-academic staff attended along with around 40 participants from various industries, public and private sector.
In the program, a video presentation was shown about the College and it also focused on the student’s activities being held in the departments and centers. Mr. Islam Saleh Al Balushi, BS HoS and OJT Coordinator gave a talk about the On-the-Job Training (OJT) process and the collaboration between ACT and the industrial partners. He discussed the importance of OJT program to the students as well as the challenges faced by the College in providing an effective OJT placements. Ms. Afrah Al Salmi of the English Language Centre (ELC) presented the courses offered in the ELC- Post foundation and the practical activities provided to students to improve their English skills.
The industrial partners were divided according to the nature of their industry and their preference to attend a program: BS, IT or Engineering. They were toured around the departments led by the HoDs. Presentations and discussions took place about Curriculum, Learning outcomes and Graduate Attributes. More important points were raised by the industrial partners during the general discussions at the auditorium.
Once again, the successful completion of this workshop is due to the cooperation of the IFW committee and the organizers. The conference ended with a vote of thanks by ADAA and Mr. Faisal Al Balushi of QA Office to all industrial partners and participants.