IREX virtual EXPO judging

December 18, 2019

The Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC), implemented by IREX, connects students in the United States, Jordan, and Iraq to virtually collaborate on a sustainable solution to a contemporary business challenge under the Stevens Initiative.Within this framework, bi-national teams from Zain Jordan and Zain Iraq engaged for six to ten weeks to create a sustainable business solution to a challenge identified by industry partners across business sectors. Throughout the challenge, participants developed workforce skills, network skills with industry professionals, and participated in a virtual career fair. At the conclusion of GSCC, bi-national teams submited a video pitch and a business plan for their prototype to the Virtual Global Business Expo where the top three finalists were selected by an advisory committee comprised of industry professionals and educators. Zain Iraq and Zain Jordan offered expertise to collaborate with IREX to support student success in understanding sustainable enterprise and building the workforce pipeline for students across the United States, Jordan, and Iraq. And, they collaborated with IREX during the fall cohort starting September 2019 until December 2019. Opportunities for co-branding and resource sharing are available through the website and virtual business expo.