INDEVCO hosted 11 University of Balamand (UOB) Masters of Human Resource (HR) Management students with Dr. Mariam Shebaya at its Zouk industrial complex on 17 July 2018.
Wissam Moubarak, Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development, and Fadi Younes, Recruitment Manager, introduced INDEVCO operations, built on a community-centered philosophy and values, as well as highlighted HR challenges in industrial manufacturing and multinational operations. Moubarak and Younes explained how HR has been a central focus for the group since its establishment 6 decades ago and has driven growth and success for the industrial group.
Younes guided students and Dr. Shebaya through Sanita consumer disposables manufacturing plant and Masterpak plastic films and packaging manufacturing plant to show working environment and conditions.
INDEVCO frequently hosts university students to build industry-university relations as part of its on-going youth empowerment social responsibility objective. As a diversified manufacturing group, INDEVCO’s Industry-University Relations Initiative provides support for public and private universities, faculties, and students. The initiative aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goal SDG4, which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all.
In 2017, the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region had the highest youth unemployment in the world, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). With major manufacturing operations in this region, INDEVCO engages heavily with universities in Lebanon, taking on leadership positions on boards of trustees and advisory boards, as well as offering internship programs that equip students with skills needed for employment in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal SDG4 (Target 4.4) and quality jobs consistent with SDG8 (Target 8.6).