Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
21 December 2021
ICT Minister, AAIB Vice Chairman Witness Signing Protocol between ITI, AAIB

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, and the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) Sherif Elwy have witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Information Technology Institute (ITI) of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and AAIB. The aim is to upskill and qualify young people to increase their chances of getting a job at AAIB in different technology domains.

The protocol was signed by ITI Chairwoman Heba Saleh and AAIB Group Chief HR Officer Engy Wahdan.

Talaat explained that the cooperation is an embodiment of MCIT capacity-building strategy, which aims to bridge the gap between education outputs and in-demand skills at the ICT labor market. The strategy involves providing world-class specialized training to help young people cope with technology in a constantly evolving world and find decent jobs.

The ICT Minister added that ICT is a common factor in all sectors, including the financial and banking services sector, in view of the growing role of fintech, the reliance on innovative technological solutions to raise the efficiency of operations in financial institutions, and the accelerated transition to the digital economy.

For his part, Elwy said that AAIB is honored to take the initiative to cooperate with MCIT through ITI. AAIB management believes that the Bank has a key role in developing human skills to serve the Egyptian market, upskill young people and cooperate in preparing specialists. This role is in line with AAIB strategy to invest in qualifying young people given their pivotal role in developing and running the Bank’s digital products, applications, and services. Such orientation represents the main element of AAIB strategy and the comprehensive transformation in serving customers, whether through providing advanced banking products or better customer service.

Under the protocol, ITI will carry out training programs for the benefit of AAIB and in line with its work plans. The programs will cover high-demand and advanced technologies, including, but not limited to, mobile applications, web applications, information security, cloud computing, and others, with the programs organized in phases in view of AAIB operational plans.

Moreover, the protocol stipulates that the two sides collaborate in designing the training program, selecting trainees, supervising graduate projects, and creating job opportunities, in addition to the final evaluation of the program. ITI will be responsible for arranging the training requirements, carrying out the program, and following up on it at AAIB premises.

The first phase of training will cover the MEARN Developer specialization. The program will be implemented following a hybrid approach that includes live training lectures, online sessions, and on-the-job training at AAIB premises.

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