Registration Open for ITIDA-NTI’s Student Summer Training Program

13 July 2021

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), in cooperation with the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI), open registration for the "Summer Training Program" for university students in engineering, computers, and information faculties.

The joint training program between ITIDA and the NTI is designed to bridge the gap between education outputs and the ICT job market needs.

The implementation of the program comes in cooperation with the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI), for its wide technical training experience and diverse partnerships with multiple global tech companies such as Huawei, Amazon, Cisco, and VMware.

Amr Mahfouz, CEO of ITIDA said: “The summer training program comes in line with ITIDA’s efforts to develop digital skills and build human capacities of university students, as the program provides practical training on the latest technology trends to increase the capabilities and prepare the university grads well for the job market especially in the IT companies.

Mahfouz explained that ITIDA signed a cooperation protocol with the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) to implement the program. Mahfouz noted that the program works on building both personal/soft skills (communication skills, interview skills, presentation skills, and freelancing skills), and the technical skills in various tracks such as AI, cybersecurity, cloud computing and storage, IoT, network infrastructure, data center virtualization, and FTTH.

Prof. Iman Ashour, Director of the NTI, stressed that training and qualifying university students at the pre-graduation stage is one Ministry of Communications and Information Technology strategic priorities, in order to augment young people talents in the high-value technological applications and help Egyptian youth be at the forefront of latest tech fields.

This is formed in this year’s summer training initiative for first, second, and third-year students in the faculties of engineering or computers, information systems, and artificial intelligence.

The program aims to train 1,500 university students annually from different governorates across Egypt, especially the governorates where the faculties of computers, information, and engineering are located, as the program applies the hybrid training model of interactive distance education (online) as well as physical learning by attending in any of the branches of the NTI.

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