21 December 2021
ITIDA Hosts Employment Fair to Match Graduates with Open IT Jobs


The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has organized its annual employment fair where 40 global and local ICT companies brought job opportunities closer to young Egyptian talents and fresh graduates.
 
The virtual employment fair came as part of ITIDA efforts to meet the heightened demand for labor in the burgeoning offshoring market through enhancing business skills and equipping Egyptian youth, especially university graduates, with essential business and digital skills to join the ICT sector.
 
At the opening of the employment fair, ITIDA CEO stated that the Egyptian ICT sector is one of the most opportunity-packed, labor-intensive sectors. He highlighted the Egyptian government’s role and huge investments in upgrading the ICT infrastructure and honing young people’s digital skills, leading to a prompt response and resilience amid the pandemic. He added that ITIDA trained 162,000 people and provided 22,000 job opportunities in 2021 through its programs, such as Future Work is Digital (FWD), Next Technology Leaders (NTL) and language training programs.
 
He also revealed the details of a new strategy developed in cooperation with Ernst & Young Global Consulting Services, with the aim to triple the size of business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO) exports over the next five years. He added that the strategy will provide many more training programs and initiatives under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), targeting training 200,000 people with a budget of EGP1.1 billion during FY2022.
 
Over 6,200 young people applied to participate in the fair to explore and apply to nearly 5,700 available jobs and internships offered by major global and local employers, including AWS, Oracle, Webhelp, Dell, Etisalat, Teleperformance, VOIS, DXC Technology, Raya, Majorel and Concentrix.
 
Jobs in business services and customer service in foreign languages were among the most sought-after jobs in offshoring and outsourcing service companies, while jobs including Java developer, web developer, and software quality assurance and test engineer, were among the highest in-demand jobs in local and global IT companies.
 
The employment fair comprised workshops delivered by 15 speakers and experts from local and international companies; sessions for raising companies’ awareness of remote employment and the advantages of remote work; and awareness and introductory sessions on the advantages of working in the IT and offshoring market.

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