4 September 2021
MCIT, AWS Launch Practical Data Scientist Academy

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) announces the opening of the application for a grant to obtain professional certifications accredited by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the fields of data science and big data, through the Practical Data Scientist Academy (MCIT-PDSA), a free professional training program in data science.
The grant is part of MCIT efforts to build young Egyptians’ capacity, qualify them for the local and international job markets, and create technology professionals capable of implementing Digital Egypt projects.
The grant targets upskilling 500 young people in data analytics and big data in a way that helps them fill in-demand jobs and contribute to national projects.
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has stated that MCIT, with its capacity-building strategy, seeks to establish partnerships with tech giants to train and upskill young people in modern technology, most notably data science, a promising specialization representing future jobs, in light of the heightened use and employment of digital technologies in different sectors.
The grant aims to qualify young Egyptians to become certified data scientists; supply the IT market in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa with skilled professionals; hone the skills of employees at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and boost their ability to actively contribute to Digital Egypt projects; and encourage startups to focus on developing big data and data analytics solutions.
Experts from AWS are developing the training content. This is in addition to creating training platforms, virtual classrooms, and hands-on training to provide entry-level and in-depth training in line with the standards and requirements of the international job market.
To explore MCIT-PDSA, kindly click here.

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