Partnership aims to boost Jordanian youth' IT skills

Youth: Work Jordan and Abu-Ghazaleh Cambridge IT Skills Center to train young people

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Partnership aims to boost Jordanian youth' IT skills The partnership aims to train 1,000 young people.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 16, 2011

Young people in certain underprivileged areas of Jordan will get the chance to train in IT skills, according to TAG-IT News Agency.

A new project, launched by the USAID Youth: Work Jordan project (YWJ) and the Abu-Ghazaleh Cambridge IT Skills Center, will look to deliver IT training courses to one thousand people in the Southern Shouneh, Mafraq and Sahaab regions.

The year long project will offer two training programmes, one in basic IT literacy, and another in business IT skills, to help improve the employment prospects of Jordanian youths.

Rana Al-Turk, YWJ country director commented: "In line with the economic development efforts in Jordan we found that there is a need to equip our youth with necessary IT skills to increase their employability chances in the job market and to expand their future horizons."

YWJ improve services for youth who are out-of-school, unemployed, and lack opportunity.

Abu-Ghazaleh Cambridge IT Skills Center will also work with community-based organizations (CBOs) that are partnered with YWJ, to support them and build their own capabilities, so that they are able to deliver ongoing IT skills programmes.

Salah Abu Osbeh, executive director of Professional Partnerships at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) added: "We are extremely happy to be part of this initiative. We believe we are able to provide more and contribute more to the society."

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