ITIDA and Udacity offer a free virtual academy to help Egyptian youth gain digital skills and master remote freelance jobs.
Cairo, Egypt - May 30, 2020: The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) today unveiled an online training initiative to scale up Egyptian youth’s tech skills through Udacity; the global online learning platform that trains the world's workforce for the careers of the future.
The online scholarship is free to 100,000 Egyptians in a move to help them master the latest tech fields and brush up on the core skill sets especially those in demand in the job market.
The initiative comes as part of the Egyptian CIT ministry’s ambitious strategy that invests heavily in building the local talent and reinforces the country’s huge and well-educated workforce.
The technology training program aims to equip the youth with the necessary tools and skills of the freelancing market, help them master remote work, and excel in the future digital jobs.
“With the strong momentum towards going all-digital, we offer our youth a unique virtual academy with free Nanodegree programs.” Hala El-Gohary, CEO of ITIDA commented.
“It has never been a better time to launch such initiative as the Covid-19 is expected to make the freelance market grow rapidly, and will push organizations and governments to accelerate the adoption of digital services, thus the demand for gigs and remote work opportunities will soar,” she said.
The 18-month scholarship program titled “Future Work is Digital-fwd” is focused on teaching web development, data analytics, and digital marketing.
Egypt FWD provides the learners with an integrated learning and upskilling experience which includes access to Udacity online learning classroom, hands-on-practice, expert-reviewed projects, online support webinars, professional industry mentors, interactive peer-to-peer community and continuous coaching.
The educational initiative offers 4 scalable tracks in each specialization starting with the Challenge track and takes the learners on a journey of upskilling capabilities through the tracks of Professional, Advanced, and outstanding.
Learners will be able to access and register for the scholarship through a dedicated website which ITIDA has launched to help them navigate the tracks and choose the appropriate training course according to their skills level.