SIPA Capstone Project: Sustainable Business Model for Career Centers for better Employability of Tunisian Youth
June 26, 2020
Over the course of the last six months, a team composed of six graduate students at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has worked with Education for Employment Tunisie (EFE) and the Ministry of Higher Education in Tunisia, to study the Centres de Carrière et de Certification des Compétences (4Cs) in Tunisia and propose recommendations for improvement of its operational model. After a trip to Tunisia in January, the team developed a first diagnostic framework of the 4C's current operational model, highlighting areas needing improvement or development. The second deliverable to EFE consisted of a Benchmarking Report of career centers' best practices from universities across Brazil, Egypt, France, India, Morocco, and the United States. As a result of this research, the team identified a set of best practices implemented all over the world, which may be responses to the challenges highlighted in the previous diagnosis of 4Cs in Tunisia. More details about the project and findings are available in the report.