Employability in the 21st Century: Future-proofing your child
- Malaysia Campus
Education is a huge investment and we all need to be sure that our children will reap the return on such an investment. We expect that, with a good education, our children will be happy, successful and leading productive and impactful lives. We cannot take this for granted. Economic uncertainty in the world and the fact that technology is threatening many jobs require a new way of thinking to future-proof our graduates. In this event, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s Provost, together with his students, will introduce an alternative paradigm, explaining how we can educate our youth to be successful, happy and effective individuals who can thrive in this uncertain world.
About the Speaker
Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi is currently Provost and CEO at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. A passionate educator, innovator and an agent of change, Mushtak always challenges the status quo to unlock value. He pioneered the use of the CDIO educational framework in Malaysia and offered one of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Asia (the very first in Malaysia) in 2013. His online classes, Entrepreneurship, Success with Emotional Intelligence and Global Entrepreneurship attracted thousands of students from 150 different countries. He speaks at international conferences and consults for national and multinational corporations, including banks as well as manufacturing, and energy companies, in the areas of leadership, innovation, human development, performance and technology. Mushtak is the author of Shoot the Boss, Think Like an Engineer and Driving Performance and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Science and Technology.