TAAN (Tunisian American Alumni Network) is an association created essentially to engage Tunisian alumni who took part in exchange programs sponsored by THE U.S.
Department of State in their communities. TAAN is encouraging and supporting alumni into applying the ideas, knowledge, and expertise they gained while studying in the United States to their schools, universities, and communities. When participants return to their home countries after the exchange experience, they need to have well-structured alumni activities that will help them share their experiences.
This event marked the launch of TAAN’s new strategic big project on youth employability and entrepreneurship. The project is supported by the US embassy in Tunisia, Fulbright Society, MEF and Legacy International. The event featured four American Legacy International experts.
During the event, round table discussions were designed so that alumni get, for each topic, an American expert and a Tunisian expert point of view on the following topics: social entrepreneurship, translating Tech to Job Skills, Careers in Tech, Rural economic development …
Ines co-led open table discussions on a very important topic: Interpersonal Basics and workforce development skills with Mr. Keith Anderson, the director of the Department of Parks and Recreation in Washington, DC.
It was the opportunity for her and Mr.keith to share tips with alumni about succeeding in a changing work environment where almost everything is being digitalized and moving fast. Important topics like: the use of digital tools and social media in professional networking, attitude at work,..and much more were also brought on the table and highly appreciated by the participants.