In collaboration with the Career Development Centre of the University of Belgrade, the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce held a panel discussion for students called “Skills of the Future” on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the University of Belgrade’s Rectorate Hall. Director of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Sanja Ivanić and the Rector of the University of Belgrade, Ivanka Popović, welcomed those present.
The French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Belgrade last year and accordingly initiated, in cooperation with the University’s Career Centre, a panel discussion for students called “Skills of the Future”, during which the panelists and representatives of chamber member-companies spoke about the current employment-related topics, skills and competencies that facilitate youth employment, as well as the global connection and impact of new technologies on jobs in the future.
After holding two panel discussions on the topic of skills of the future from the macroeconomic, sociological and technological aspect, which were organized to provide young people with a closer look at the current job market and the future expectations, as well as to give them guidance on how to better prepare for future challenges, simulations of job interviews were also held, where companies from the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce advised students on how to best represent themselves at a job interview.
The following companies supported the realization of this panel: Manpower (partner of this event), Adecco, Atos, Enel PS, L’Oreal, Mikroelektronika, Publicis, OTP Bank, as well as startups Between and Pet Guards, winners of the Start-up Accelerator mentoring programme of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce.