he Information Technology Institute (ITI) of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has announced a self-employment training programme for a number of young people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It aims to train 1,500 people to qualify and support them as workers in the field of communications and information technology, and increase the number of Saudi workers in the field of self-employment.
Heba Saleh, Head of the Institute, said in a press statement today that this training program is part of the fruitful cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The ITI has contributed to training 6,000 people through direct training programs, in addition to providing training content and reaching more than 300,000 beneficiaries through the institute’s digital platform for e-learning “Maharah Tech”.
The Institute’s plan includes adopting learning mechanisms, which include professional training, intensive training for graduates, summer training camps for university students, and knowledge through its distance learning platform (Mahara Tech platform) WWW.MAHARATECH.GOV.EG, which provides professional awareness services for Egyptian young people. In addition, a package of partnerships with a number of technology companies in the areas of information security, open source software, quality assurance and testing, cloud computing and other disciplines with rapid demand are established.
The Institute has held partnerships with major international companies for training, including the first Apple training center in Africa, as well as a partnership with Red Hat to train young people on using open source software.
The ITI’s plan also includes launching a new initiative aimed at creating a base of certified trainers (Tech Ambassadors).