21 March 2022
ITIDA Partakes in ASU Employment Fair



The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) participated in Ain Shams University (ASU) Employment Fair, organized by the ASU Career Center at the University's premises, on March 19.
 
ITIDA participation reflects the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) keenness to participate in such activities and establish partnerships with academic institutions to match educational outputs with the labor market needs. This is in addition to exchanging experiences, opening new horizons for developing the students’ capabilities and increasing their competitiveness and preparing them for the labor market.
 
ITIDA gives due consideration to preparing qualified calibers and distinguished graduates to contribute to enriching the Egyptian skill pool and strongly compete in the local and global ICT markets, which provides several job opportunities for professional talents in all ICT fields.
 
 The ICT job market stands on three main pillars. The first is the local and global IT companies operating in Egypt. Taking Egypt as a base for their regional and global operations, those companies help meet the local demand for digital transformation projects in various sectors.
 
The second pillar is startups. Egypt’s startup ecosystem has become one of the key drivers of economic growth and job creation. The ecosystem is witnessing remarkable progress and growth reaching about 170% as a result of the widespread diffusion of the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among youth and the country’s adoption of many initiatives to further develop the ecosystem.
 
Freelancing is the third pillar. It helps provide youth with hard currency good-paying non-traditional jobs. So far, ITIDA has managed to train 160,000 young people in freelancing and technical, soft and basic skills in the labor market through the Future Work is Digital (FWD) initiative. ITIDA has also launched the second edition of FWD, featuring multi-level courses in different specializations such as web design; web development; data analysis; cloud computing; machine learning; programming languages for web development, such as React; and digital marketing.
 
ITIDA has also recently launched Learn to Go Offshoring (L2GO).  L2GO is a specialized program that targets training 10,000 people, including senior students, university graduates and young people up to 30 years old, within a year on in-demand languages, namely, English, French and German, qualifying them for the offshoring labour market. L2GO has been launched as part of the activities of Digital Egypt Strategy for Offshoring Industry. The program enables trainees to reach B2, the required level to work in the offshoring sector, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
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