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Just the job: US entrepreneur Ron Bruder

Just the job: US entrepreneur Ron Bruder

As the Arab world grapples with the dilemma of creating 200 million new jobs for youth, employers complain of a widening skills gap. US entrepreneur Ron Bruder says his Education for Employment (EFE) foundation, which recently won the support of the UAE and Saudi governments, is pushing universities towards a “tipping point” where they will no longer be able to produce unemployable graduates

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For the best and the brightest

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Training success

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Higher learning

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