22 February 2022
ITIDA Promotes Digital Egypt Strategy for Offshoring Industry in Mansoura University



The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has organized the first event of its roadshow series at CREATIVA Innovation Hub in Mansoura University. The roadshow is part of ITIDA plan to promote the recently-launched Digital Egypt Strategy for Offshoring Industry 2022-2026 nationwide.
 
The promotional events aim to match young talent to the job market by identifying in-demand skills and to inspire graduates to join the burgeoning offshoring sector.
 
The event is one of the actionable recommendations provided through the new strategy, which primarily aims to triple the export revenues from digitally-enabled offshoring services, in addition to improving the overall cost competitiveness of Egypt's offshoring industry and luring more foreign direct investment (FDI) through an attractive incentive scheme.
 
The event featured the initiatives and training programs that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and ITIDA offer to students and fresh graduates in different governorates to equip them with technology, language and freelance skills.
 
ITIDA plans to organize a series of events to promote the golden opportunities that the sector offers and increase the engagement of industry stakeholders such as national universities, academia and key players. The aim of the roadshow is to help Egyptian youth benefit from MCIT and ITIDA initiatives and grants, leverage the abundance of talent in each and every governorate, and ensure it has a fair chance to participate in those training programs.
 
The new strategy includes detailed programs and initiatives tailored to reach youth across Egypt and upskill them professionally according to the demands of each geographical region and highly demanded languages in the global market.
 
The event incorporated several workshops and seminars showcasing the available opportunities and in-demand jobs in the offshoring and business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, among which are finance and accounting, human resources, procurement and different business and IT services.
 
During the event, ITIDA announced the launch of the Learn to Go Offshoring (L2GO) program. It is a free language skills program, carried out as part of the five-year strategy. The program is aimed at attracting more investments to the market through upskilling Egypt’s talent pool. The program targets training 10,000 people (senior students, university graduates and young people up to 30 years old) in one year on in-demand languages, namely, English, French and German, as well as soft skills, including project management, customer interactions, team leadership, etc. The program enables trainees to reach the B2 language level, which is the required level to work in the offshoring sector, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
 
Moreover, ITIDA announced the official launch of the second edition of the Future Work is Digital initiative (Egypt FWD 2.0). The new edition features disciplines designed to provide specialized technical training at various levels in the most in-demand areas in the job market, such as web design and development, data analysis, cloud computing, machine learning, UX research, React, and digital marketing. Egypt FWD 2.0 aims to prepare students for the job market through a fully digital freelancing training, Agile Management training and career consultations. In addition, students will have access to many opportunities, whether in freelancing or employment in tech fields.
 
University professors, officials from ITIDA, and senior executives and CEOs of local and multinational companies attended the event. It included several seminars and workshops where representatives of outsourcing companies presented the available opportunities and various career paths in the IT and business services outsourcing sector, including outsourcing of financial operations, human resources, logistics, and others.
 
It is worth noting that MCIT launched Digital Egypt Strategy for the Offshoring Industry 2022-2026 to unlock new growth potential in Egypt’s well-established global IT service delivery industry and add 215,000 new jobs.
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