The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Information Technology Industry Development Agency developed strategies of building capacities. In this regard, initiatives are custom made to boost the skills and qualify our human resources. MCIT and ITIDA exert efforts to meet the expanding needs of the ICT market. Languages are among the top requirements, especially German. The Agency sought to create a database of trained and qualified cadres in German in Upper Egypt. This data helps global companies to invest in the south region of Egypt. Graduates will be linked to available job opportunities in contact centers and offshoring service centers for an average monthly income of more than 10,000 EGP.
A pilot phase is implemented with the South Valley University to train 100 students from the second and third academic years through scholarships supported by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). Training is now open in the universities of Upper Egypt: Minya University, Assuit University, Sohag University , South Valley University, Luxor University and Aswan University. Only students of non-technical faculties from the second, third and final academic years can apply. Unemployed graduates who recently completed their military service can also apply.The Goethe-Institute, the largest institute promoting German language in Egypt, implements this initial phase. Tracks are to be embedded within the study period, vacations via integrated learning – online. Goal is to uplift the level of students from beginning (A1) to advanced level (B2) in German language proficiency.
The scholarship is funded by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) as per the previous academic year’s Grade.