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    ICT Minister Witnesses Signing of ITI, Eitesal Association Cooperation Protocol

    Cairo, 21 October 2014

    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy has 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.

    Additionally, Helmy has met with the new intake (35) of the 9-Month Professional Training Program in the presence of ITI Board of Trustees and Eitesal Board of Directors which is one of the major civil society organizations concerned with supporting technology areas in Egypt. A number of companies who are members in the ICT assembly- working in the Egyptian market- were also present.

    In his speech, the ICT minister has said that making qualified IT calibers 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.

    Moreover, Helmy has praised ITI leading role of connecting its training programs with industry needs and serving the training system in the country since its establishment 21 years ago.

    For her part, Saleh has said the cooperation protocol with Eitesal Association aims basically 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 organize and activate the role of different specializations and benefit from them in ICT fields. Saleh has added that the process of selecting students to join ITI courses is conducted under impartial and transparent measures to guarantee quality.

    The welcoming ceremony of the new batch showcased a number of ITI distinguished graduates of previous years, and presented ITI experience in the past which focused on enhanced efforts to raise the number of qualified calibers who are capable of serving the countryís national projects.

    This year, the 9-Month Professional Training Program aims at qualifying and developing the skills of 1026 distinguished students of Egypt universities through ITI branches in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Asyut and Ismailia.



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