Dear friends and colleagues,
This month we’re focusing on employability skills, highlighting work being done by
Vitae, an innovation of IFC that’s helping universities analyze and improve how well they are preparing students for jobs. We’ve also interviewed the director of strategy at Strathmore University in Kenya about the university’s experiences providing high-quality jobs-oriented education for students.


Elena Sterlin
Head of Health and Education, IFC

Expert Voices: An interview with Jackline Chibai

Jackline Chibai, Director of Strategy and Quality Assurance at Kenya-based Strathmore University, discusses the university’s approach to employability, the problem of skills mismatches in Africa, and what the pandemic forced them to confront about teaching employability skills. Strathmore recently completed an assessment by Vitae, an innovation of IFC that helps higher education institutions improve the employability of their students. Read the interview here.

Thought Leadership

What helps universities successfully prepare students for employment? IFC’s Tania Lozansky writes about a few institutions with innovative approaches and why employability matters. 
In an article for Times Higher Education, IFC’s Alejandro Caballero and Northeastern University’s Sean Gallagher argue that with growing focus globally on student employability, “the world of academia needs to consider how best to embrace these shifts in expectations and attitudes.”

Webinar Series

A Strategic Approach to Employability: Universities that Make it Happen | March 17, 2021

What are the ‘best in class’ practices for making tertiary level students employable when they graduate? In the latest from the IFC Education Webinar Series, experts from universities in Egypt, Kenya, and Peru discussed how they are meeting the growing expectations of students in the latest in the IFC Education Webinar Series.

Clients in the News

Coursera | Online education provider Coursera, an IFC client since 2013, went public on March 31. IFC is proud to have invested in Coursera shortly after the company was founded with the goal of bringing online education to millions of people around the world. Today, Coursera’s platform mobilizes 200+ leading universities, industry and government partners to reach over 77 million learners—with over half in emerging markets.

Anima | Brazilian university operator Anima, an IFC client offering undergraduate, graduate, technical courses and online executive courses, has opened a continuing education online platform for teachers through the company’s non-profit Instituto Ânima.

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