Istanbul Aydın University implements Certificate Program for Syrian Refugees, to provide Syrian youth in Turkey with job-focused specialized modules in marketing, financial management and computer programming.
As part of the Grant scheme of the HOPES project funded by the European Union and implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) together with the British Council, Campus France and Nuffic, the Certificate Program for Syrian Refugees offers training modules designed in line with the market needs as well as concrete learning outcomes. The project includes 3 different certificate programs that are implemented in parallel from January to April 2018: Marketing Certificate Program, Computer Science Certificate Program and Financial Management Certificate Program. Each program includes training modules in English, study workshops, and job-focused trainings.
The certificate program will allow Syrian students to gain soft-skills geared towards employment opportunities and to actively engage in a campus environment that will support their integration to the host community and academic integration, if they decide to continue their higher education in Turkey.
At the end of the program, the certified students will attend a career day event where they will have the opportunity to meet the representatives of business organizations in Turkey and human resources professionals of Turkish companies.
The Contents of the Courses:
Module 1: Financial Management
This module is an introduction to the theory and principles of business finance and accounting standards. It covers basic theory and operation of financial systems, business finance, fundamental accounting and tax information for SMEs. A practical approach is adopted in this course through the use of case studies and real life examples.
Module 2: Computer Programming
The aim of the module is to give the knowledge and understanding of computer hardware and software, how they interact with each other and how to develop software applications. Students will develop their programming skills by preparing software projects.
Module 3: Marketing Strategy
The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the marketing function of an organization, how it interconnects with other functions and its impact as a way of doing business on the evolution of corporate strategy. Students will develop their strategic thinking skills while still appreciating the operational role marketing has in terms of meeting corporate objectives.
CPSR Trainings completed!
14 weeks of trainings on Financial Management, Computer Programming and Marketing Stragey modules under the Certificate Program for Syrian Refugees were completed in April 14, 2018 .
Financial Management Program - Student Presentations
Study Workshop - 10 March 2018
Computer Programming Program Trainings
Syrian Students attended job-focused workshops!
Syrian student who have successfully achieved the 14-week training programs on Financial Management, Computer Programming and Marketing Stragey modules under the Certificate Program for Syrian Refugees have attended job-focused workshops, aiming at increasing their employability.
Workshop on CV and Cover Letter Writing, 12 May 2018 in cooperation with United Work
Workshop on Conflict Resolution at Workplace, 26 May 2018
Workshop on Leadership Skills, 2 June 2018
Workshop on Creativity, 9 June 2018
Workshop on Interview Techniques, 12 June 2018 in cooperation with United Work