Home / / Partnership aims to boost Jordanian youth' IT skills

Partnership aims to boost Jordanian youth' IT skills

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

Partnership aims to boost Jordanian youth' IT skills
The partnership aims to train 1,000 young people.

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."

Follow us to get the most comprehensive IT business news delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

CHANNEL AWARD 2018