“Communication”: a practical training protocol for 2,000 young people, under the Digital Egypt Youth Initiative


Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, witnessed the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol between the National Telecommunication Institute of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and 22 major international and local companies specialized in the fields of communications and information technology, with the aim of training and developing the skills of about 2,000 young people who joined the Digital Egypt Youth Initiative in More than 15 specialized training axes in the latest fields of communications and information technology, including: embedded systems, advanced networks, cybersecurity, fifth generation technologies, fiber-optic networks, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence in order to refine their practical experiences and qualify them for the labor market and meet its needs of these highly specialized competencies This is in addition to providing job opportunities for the outstanding among them to work in the companies participating in this initiative.

Dr. Iman Ashour, head of the institute, signed cooperation protocols with each of the four telecommunications companies operating in Egypt: Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat Egypt, as well as the major companies working in the field of electronics and embedded systems, which are: Valeo , Avilelabs, Scitech, and Alpha Electronics. As well as the largest companies working in the fields of networks, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, which are: Huawei, Global Brand, Fixed Group, Securisip, Zero and One, IT Visionary, Hits Solutions, Tech Hub, BMB, Digitize, Visioning, and engineering systems. Kindergarten, and a platform for self-employment.

Dr. Amr Talaat also witnessed the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the National Telecommunication Institute to train young graduates on some advanced tracks in the field of communications and information technology within the Digital Egypt Youth Initiative.

The protocol was signed by Eng. Raafat Hendy, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Infrastructure Affairs, and Dr. Eman Ashour, Director of the National Telecommunication Institute.

The signing ceremony was attended by a number of executive leaders at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the National Telecommunication Institute, in addition to executives, board members and heads of technology sectors of ICT companies participating in the initiative.

This is in addition to the participation of Cisco International, Amazon International, and Votinet International, which have distinguished training partnerships with the National Telecommunication Institute.

Following the signature; Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, stressed that constructive partnerships between the government sector represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and private sector companies are one of the most important features of the communications and information technology sector, which has become a locomotive for development, and is the highest growth among the state sectors for four consecutive years. ; He pointed out that the digital capacity-building strategy launched by the ministry includes many initiatives aimed at expanding the base of trainees and providing various technological specializations in a way that achieves a positive return for both the government and the private sector, as the government’s goals are achieved in providing training opportunities and creating job opportunities for young people, as well. It meets the requirements of the private sector in terms of trained cadres, skills and expertise based on knowledge, study and practical training.

Dr. Amr Talaat added that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology doubled the number of trainees 56 times and the technical training budget 26 times in four years, to rise from training 4 thousand trainees with a budget of 50 million pounds to 225 thousand trainees with a budget of 1.3 billion pounds in the current fiscal year, while the volume of digital exports to Egypt increased From $3.2 billion to $4.9 billion in the last fiscal year; He pointed out that the availability of digital cadres is a major attraction for companies to export digital services from Egypt.

The protocols aim at the companies’ participation in implementing practical training within their various headquarters for a period of one month for all trainees in the Digital Egypt Youth Initiative, as well as participating in designing the training content for the various training programs according to the work needs of each company, in addition to cooperating with the National Institute of Communications in selecting the trainees who joined the initiative. Providing job opportunities for the distinguished to initiate companies and employing them at the end of the prescribed training period.

The protocols also stipulate that the duration of the training program extends to four months, with a total number of training hours (540) hours, divided into: (288) technical and technical hours, and (132) hours for developing personal skills and managing digital projects in addition to effective business communication skills in English. And a number of (120 hours) practical training through companies working in the field of communications and information technology participating in the initiative.

The initiative is being implemented to train 2,000 students in three phases (each phase is 4 months for a year); Where the National Telecommunication Institute provides training in technical disciplines, skills development, and project management for a period of three months, while the companies participating in the initiative provide practical training for another month at the company’s headquarters. At the end of the training, the trainees will obtain pass certificates approved by the National Telecommunication Institute and the participating companies, as well as a job training certificate approved by the companies.

It is noteworthy that the Egypt Digital Youth Initiative aims to prepare young graduates of communications and information technology specializations in cooperation with international and local companies participating in the initiative by developing the capabilities of trainees in the fields required by the current and future labor market at the local and global levels, which include technical skills, communication skills, and business management. As well as self-employment and professional English skills.

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