ICT Minister witnesses signing of ITI, Eitesal Association cooperation

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The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy witnessed the signing of a joint cooperation protocol between the Information Technology Institute (ITI) and Eitesal Association to develop the institute’s human resources system and link its graduates’ data base with the ICT job market in Egypt.

The protocol was signed by Heba Saleh, ITI Acting President and Hazem El Tahawy, Chairman of Eitesal, which has more than 400 members of ICT companies.

Helmy met with the new intake of the 9-month Professional Training Programme, in the presence of ITI Board of Trustees and Eitesal Board of Directors, which is one of the major civil society organisations concerned with supporting technology areas in Egypt.

In his speech, the ICT minister said that making qualified IT personnel available to meet the demands of the ICT companies, working in local and international markets, is a key pivot of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) strategy.

This is to create an investment climate in Egypt to attract more foreign investments into the sector, thus providing distinguished job opportunities for youth.

Helmy praised ITI’s leading role in connecting its training programmes with industry needs and serving the training system in the country since its establishment 21 years ago.

Saleh said the cooperation protocol with Eitesal Association aims to enrich and integrate ITI efforts to develop human resources, and link the business sector with the ICT sector in Egypt, a key pillar in supporting the national economy.

The provisions of the protocol entail linking market supply and demand, exchanging knowledge and expertise in international technology trends and supporting efforts to organise and activate the role of different specializations and benefit from them in ICT fields.

Saleh added that the process of selecting students to join ITI courses is conducted under impartial and transparent measures to guarantee quality.

This year, the training programme aims to develop the skills of 1,026 talented students from Egypt universities, through ITI branches in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Asyut and Ismailia.