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GUST Launches the "Live Your Major" Program in Collaboration with 11 Partners

2 February 2023


The Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) Launches the "Live Your Major" Program in Collaboration with 11  Partners

The new program aims to bridge the gap between classroom skills and the real-life requirements of the job market in Kuwait


The Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) held a press conference to announce its newest training program, "Live Your Major," which was launched in collaboration with 11 partners from both the public and private sectors.


The Chairman of the Board of Trustees at GUST, Nawaf Arhamah Arhamah, spoke at the press conference and was accompanied by leaders from GUST’s participating partners, including: Dr. Fatima Al-Salem, the Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA); Mohammad Al-Fawaz, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Supporting Services in Kuwait Airways; Talal AlMutairi, Deputy General Manager for Group HR and Rewards in KFH; Salma Al-Essa, Head of Quality Department at the State Audit Bureau; Ms.Irina Kosajenko, the First Secretary for Politics, Press and Information at the European Union Mission to the State of Kuwait; Anwar Al-Hassawi, Vice President of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society; Nawal Mulla Hussain, Head of Supporting Operations at KAMCO Investment Company; Badr Al-Oqili, Co-Founder of V-Thru; Hamad Al-Salami, Head of Marketing at Dabdoub; Reham Al-Ayyar, CEO at VO Kuwait and Mr. Arturs Kruze – CEO Magebit. Asrar Al-Ansari, a GUST alumni, moderated the discussion.


GUST’s "Live Your Major" is an educational program that aims to give students an opportunity to apply classroom skills in real life, encouraging students to overcome various professional, technical, and educational challenges and ensure that students leave the classroom with a broader awareness of the requirements needed to excel in the job market. The program extends over a full semester, with faculty members assisting students with finding and implementing solutions to practical challenges faced by companies and entities operating in Kuwait. At the end of the semester, participating students' work and projects will be evaluated, and the best one will be rewarded.


Speaking about the program, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at GUST, Nawaf Arhamah Arhamah, said: "We are proud to launch our ‘Live Your Major’ program, the first program of its kind in the region and yet another initiative that we are proud to have spearheaded at GUST, a leader in education that has developed a variety of educational programs that serve both Kuwait and the region. We would like to thank the private and public sector entities that believed in our vision and our students, and partnered with GUST to bring this program to life."


He added: "This program is also the first of its kind in the country and is fully consistent with GUST’s educational and institutional goals. GUST has long been keen to ensure that our students have a competitive advantage in the job market and are equipped with a network of relationships designed to facilitate the start of their practical careers. Our students graduate with various skills and facilities at their disposal, with a competitive edge that has rightfully landed them leadership positions in their workplaces both in the private and public sectors.”


On their part, GUST’s partners expressed their excitement in taking part in GUST’s “Live Your Major” program, the first program of its kind in the region and one of the most exciting career preparatory programs for local youth. With entities participating from both the private and public sector and across a variety of industries, each partner touched on the importance of collaborating with local youth in order to ensure a more economically and socially sustainable future. The “Live Your Major” program aligns with both GUST’s and its participating partners’ sustainability goals, enabling students to adopt new skills that will prepare them to enter the job market and set the bar for future generations of students.


At the end of the conference, Arhamah thanked the faculty members and the team behind GUST’s “Live your Major” program, saying, “I would like to take this opportunity to invite our esteemed faculty and students to take advantage of this program. We are excited for our students to take this semester as an opportunity to live their specialties and flourish in their future careers.”