The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and IT has launched the programme to better equip participants' for the job market.
‘The future is digital’ - not so much a motto as a statement of fact, isn't it? Especially since the present has already been digital for a long while now - it's just a matter of catching up. With that in mind, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology has just launched an initiative called 'Future Work is Digital' (FWD) which aims to train 100,000 young Egyptians nationwide - for free - in key online skills. The trainees will learn all about web development, data analysis and digital marketing skills, granting them access to a wider pool of opportunity for freelance work.
Applicants must be between 18 to 35 years old to join the training programme, which will run for 18 months via the ITIDA and Udacity online learning platforms. It will offer courses suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels to help participants gain new skills or build on what they already know. At the end of the programme, trainees will be provided with a challenge which serves as a final assessment.
To find out more and apply, head to egfwd.com.
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