Professional Development Courses
The Professional Development Courses (PDC) is a collaborative initiative of The American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) and St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS). The goal of these courses is to provide professional development opportunities to members of the refugees and the migrant communities as well as Egyptians working on behalf of the refugee and migrant communities of Cairo. The ultimate goal of the courses is to increase the access of marginalised communities to personal, professional and academic opportunities to improve their skills and help them access new opportunities, and advance their careers.
Our Core beliefs
We believe that there are many highly talented and extremely motivated individuals working to advance the status of Cairo’s refugee and migrant communities and that these individuals can benefit from professional development courses to increase their access to personal, professional and academic opportunities.
We believe that the true drivers of development come from marginalised communities themselves and that by investing in individuals working for their community, we are investing in the future of the community itself.
Our goal is to provide relevant, high-quality professional development courses to help individuals working for the refugee and migrant communities improve their skills, access new opportunities, and advance in their careers.