Cherpa was chosen from five startups by a jury of Spanish and Lebanese judges.
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A Lebanese startup that trains young people in job skills to compete in an increasingly automated workforce has been selected to go to Madrid to compete among 100 different teams at the South Summit in October. Cherpa, an online platform that helps prepare students for future jobs, was chosen from five startups by a jury of Spanish and Lebanese judges at IE Venture Day Beirut Edition.The opening of the conference was held by Lebanese and Spanish dignitaries, including Spanish Ambassador to Lebanon Jose Maria Ferre de la Pena, who discussed the two countries' historic and cultural ties.One example of education innovation in Lebanon is Eastwood College, a grade school that works to integrate innovation with its regular curriculum. School Director Michel Khoury, speaking on a family business panel, said Eastwood was the first to provide iPads to students – though not to young children, who should be playing outside, he noted.He maintains innovation in education should not be strictly focused on technology.
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