Published On: Wed, Apr 13th, 2016

Starbucks partners with Bayt.com and EFE to organise the region’s largest CV writing workshop

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Starbucks in coalition with Bayt.com and Education For Employment (EFE) is organising the MENA region’s largest training workshop on CV writing, taking place simultaneously across 30 Starbucks stores in 10 MENA countries.

Scheduled to be help on April 18, the event is part of Starbucks’ Global Month of Service, which is carried out worldwide each year during the month of April. Opportunity Café provides youth from across the region with the chance to receive strategic career advice from key experts.

Collectively, the Opportunity Cafés will deliver 120 group training sessions to nearly 1,200 youth between the ages of 16 and 35 who aspire to improve their CVs and interview skills as they seek employment opportunities.

Commenting on the occasion, Rana Shaheen, regional communications and CSR manager for Starbucks MENA, said: “Through its growing presence in the MENA, Starbucks aims to be a positive force at the heart of the communities where it operates. By giving local youth the opportunity to pick up valuable insights over a cup of Starbucks coffee, we hope to help set these ambitious young people on the path to success. Our partnership with Bayt.com and Education For Employment (EFE) is making to possible to take this initiative to as many people.”

Jasmine Nahhas di Florio, Vice President for Partnerships & Strategy at EFE-Global, added: “As we continue to work with tens of thousands of young women and men across MENA, EFE believes that with the right skills and opportunities, youth have the potential to create a positive difference in their communities and economies. We are pleased to partner with Starbucks as it opens its doors to youth across the region in order to provide CV-writing and interviewing insights that  will consequently lead youth to better economic opportunities.”

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