The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) today unveiled an online
training initiative to scale up Egyptian youth’s tech skills through Udacity; the global online learning platform
that trains the world's workforce for the careers of the future.
The online scholarship is free to 100,000 Egyptians in a move to help them master the latest tech fields and brush
up on the core skill sets especially those in demand in the job market.
The initiative comes as part of the Egyptian CIT ministry’s ambitious strategy that invests heavily in building the
local talent and reinforces the country’s huge and well-educated workforce.
The technology training program aims to equip the youth with the necessary tools and skills of the freelancing
market, help them master remote work, and excel in the future digital jobs.
“With the strong momentum towards going all-digital, we offer our youth a unique virtual academy with free
Nanodegree programs.” Hala El-Gohary, CEO of ITIDA commented.
“It has never been a better time to launch such initiative as the Covid-19 is expected to make the freelance market
grow rapidly, and will push organizations and governments to accelerate the adoption of digital services, thus the
demand for gigs and remote work opportunities will soar,” she said.
The 18-month scholarship program titled “Future Work is Digital-fwd” is focused on teaching web development, data
analytics, and digital marketing.
Egypt FWD provides the learners with an integrated learning and upskilling experience which includes access to
Udacity online learning classroom, hands-on-practice, expert-reviewed projects, online support webinars,
professional industry mentors, interactive peer-to-peer community and continuous coaching.
The educational initiative offers 4 scalable tracks in each specialization starting with the Challenge track and
takes the learners on a journey of upskilling capabilities through the tracks of Professional, Advanced, and
Learners will be able to access and register for the scholarship through a dedicated website which ITIDA has
launched to help them navigate the tracks and choose the appropriate training course according to their skills