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Egypt’s Ministry of Communications Partners with Amazon for Youth Training

The training programme with Amazon Web Services comes as part of a nationwide digital transformation initiative.

Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has announced it will be joining forces with IT giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon that specialises in providing individuals, governments and companies with cloud services, to kick off a training programme for 500 young Egyptians.

The training will be in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data science technology, and will take place in several batches over the course of five months, with each batch consisting of 25 trainees at a time. 

The programme aims to build the trainees’ capacities and develop their skills in AI and ML, utilizing cloud computing, to help accelerate the implementation of AI and data analysis national projects. It aims, as well, to develop the IT industry through providing a group of exceptional developers, specialised in ML, to empower IT SMEs to access markets in the Middle East and Africa, after meeting the local demand, thus creating new job opportunities in those SMEs, as well as boosting the AI and ML services exports of this vital sector.

Minister Amr Talaat announced the programme in an online press conference, noting that the partnership comes as part of the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry’s initiative in fostering digital transformation and to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The AWS-led training programme will include a perk that companies can submit their projects for implementation to the Ministry of Communications and IT after young members of the company’s team complete their training. 

Find out how to apply here.




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