14 April 2021
ICT Minister Meets Fiber Optics Training Program Graduates


The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with a group of specialists from North Sinai Governorate, graduates of the Fiber Optics Training Program, at the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) premises, in Smart Village, in the presence of NTI Director Iman Ashour.

This comes as the State gives priority to North Sinai and works to build the capacity of its citizens, and in response to the demands of a group of officials and leaders to train the Governorate’s youth within the initiatives and training programs provided by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), during their meeting with the ICT Minister at MCIT headquarters, last month.

Talaat highlighted that MCIT has an all-encompassing strategy for building digital capacity, with the aim to empower, boost the efficiency of and qualify young people for the labor market, as well as to introduce technological literacy nationwide. This is in addition to providing specialists in places close to the projects that will be carried out in those governorates, thus contributing to creating decent job opportuities.

The ICT Minister underlined that the State gives high priority to achieving comprehensive development for North Sinai and its citizens. He added that a large number of ICT projects will be implemented, most notably the development of the telecommunication infrastructure, and the establishment of a training center to reach more young people in the Governorate.

Talaat called on the attendees to learn about the free training courses offered by MCIT and its affiliates, on digital platforms, in different specializations, most notably digital marketing, data science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the programs aimed at equipping trainees with freelancing skills.

For her part, Ashour said that the Fiber Optics Training Program is carried out at NTI Fiber Optic Training Center, which is equipped with the latest equipment, according to international standards, as part of the protocol of cooperation between The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and NTI.

Ashour added that the program provides trainees with basic knowledge and applied, technical and professional expertise in the installation, operation and maintenance of fiber optic networks, helping them find promising and decent job opportunities in this field.

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