ACCA focuses on building future-ready talent and bridging the gap between academia and industry
ACCA focuses on building future-ready talent and bridging the gap between academia and industry

ACCA organised a 2-day workshop and recognition ceremonies for the position holders in matric and intermediate examinations of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Peshawar. Featuring prominent corporate leaders and academicians, the workshops focused on following themes:  ‘Power of Connections – Enabling the future’ and ‘Power of Connections from: Education to work-readiness’.

The aim of the event was to recognise and motivate the position holders and their parents and to create awareness on the importance of building connections and developing modern skills to future-proof careers. The ceremony was attended by position holders, parents, ACCA members, ACCA’s Approved Learning Partners and senior profiles from leading employers.

The conversation leaders who spoke on the first day of the event shared their valuable inputs on the importance of connections in building a successful career. Sher Muhammad, Group Head – HR, The Bank of Khyber, Nabeela Afridi, Manager – Women Entrepreneurship Development, SMEDA, Saad Bashir, Associate Consultant, PwC Bangladesh, Suniel Jamil, Group General Manager Zakori Group of Industries and Afrasiab Ahsan Nawab, Head of Business Development – North ACCA Pakistan were among the speakers.

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On the day 02 of the event, leaders shared their insights on the theme ‘Power of Connections – Education to work-readiness’.  Dr. Raza Ullah, Assistant professor and Coordinator Academia – Employer Linkage, Islamia College University Peshawar, Yawar Muhammad, Director Tax, Rafaqat Babar & Co. and Saad Bashir, Associate Consultant, PwC Bangladesh shared their opinions on how to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

Asad Malik Mahmood, Business Development Manager – Peshawar, ACCA shared his thought process on power of Connections in today’s evolving world which has a key impact on our professional and personal lives. He emphasised that the events like these reflect ACCA’s commitment towards advancing the public interest and building future-ready talent.

The Professionals’ Academy of Commerce (PAC) and SKANS School of Accountancy also supported ACCA with the ceremony.

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