Today MAIB and the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM) signed a new Partnership Agreement to jointly implement a series of academic, research and educational projects. The Agreement was signed today by Giorgi Shagidze, MAIB CEO, and Grigore Belostecinic, the Head of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.
The Agreement outlines areas of cooperation on educational matters, internships with the bank for ASEM students, career days, training programs and other events in order to integrate MAIB, as the employer of choice, into the educational process. Beginning from September, MAIB employees will give public lessons for ASEM students monthly, thus contributing to the preparedness and offering students important inputs from real business.
MAIB CEO gave the first public lecture for ASEM students. Giorgi Shagidze spoke about the important trends in banking in the short, medium and long term, the next level vision for MAIB, agile approach in modern banking, concrete steps for a successful career in banking and other.
Around 70 students and graduates attended the event, which provided a motivation and guidance for attendees, many of whom were selected in MAIB internship program.
Giorgi Shagidze, MAIB CEO, said:
“MAIB's cooperation with Moldovan universities is an investment in our common future and we intend to make full use of the partnership with ASEM to increase the quality of professional education and training and expand students' career opportunities, giving them access to the real business environment and increasing their professional and personal motivation.
MAIB has the ambition to advance to the next level, promoting innovations and technologies and we are convinced that we will achieve the expected results only with quality education and training. The aim of this Partnership Agreement is to be more present in the educational process for the benefit of the students, which in turn would raise the quality of future employees. I would like to thank ASEM and Grigore Belostecinic for welcoming us and I am certain that our cooperation will bear fruit for years to come”.
Grigore Belostecinic, the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova Rector, said:
"This year both ASEM and MAIB mark an important 30th anniversary, an additional reason to initiate a new collaboration agreement at a higher level and for the benefit of both parties. We need a more active involvement of companies, potential employers of our graduates in all activities organized in ASEM, starting with curriculum, course content, real business case situations, internships – these are important areas where MAIB can help us increase the quality of tuition.
At the same time, as an employer, MAIB will be able to benefit from better prepared ASEM graduates who will fit more easily in the business activities of the bank”.
MAIB is the leader of Moldovan banking sector. It holds over 34% of loans of the entire banking system and around 31% of all deposits by volume. The bank employs over 2,250 people representing just over a quarter of the entire workforce of the banking sector. Human Resources is an area of key focus for MAIB in its new strategy. The bank aims to increase employee loyalty, develop a corporate culture, promote leadership and productivity management. A medium term goal for MAIB is to maintain employee engagement at over 85%. Engaging with students and new graduates is part of the social engagement of the bank as well as a way to maintain visibility with prospective employees.___________
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