Capacity Building - DEY - Egypt Makes Electronics (EME)

Digital Egypt Youth (DEY) – Egypt Makes Electronics (EME) Initiative.

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The Digital Egypt Youth (DEY) initiative plays a vital role in achieving one of the strategic objectives of the ICT sector by empowering young Egyptians to thrive in the digital economy, contributing to the country’s socioeconomic development and digital transformation initiatives.

The Digital Egypt Youth (DEY) initiative aims to provide young Egyptians with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital age. The initiative focuses on training youth in various digital fields to increase their employability and entrepreneurship opportunities. The initiative aims to bridge the digital skills gap in Egypt and create a digitally skilled workforce to support the country’s digital transformation. It specifically targets young Egyptians, equipping them with in-demand skills needed for jobs in the digital economy.

The initiative offers a full-fledged scholarship and targets 2500 fresh graduates from Egyptian universities nationwide. The initiative adopts the upskilling approach: technical up-skilling and personal and soft skills up-skilling aspects. The program seeks to cover various digital skills to cater to diverse interests and career paths.

The Digital Egypt Youth (DEY) initiative collaborates with industry partners and experts to develop and deliver relevant training content. This ensures that the program aligns with industry requirements and equips participants with practical skills and knowledge that are in demand in the job market. The program aims to facilitate job placement for trained participants by partnering with industry stakeholders and creating linkages between trained individuals and potential employers through one month of job training at the industry partner premises. This helps connect young talent with job opportunities in the digital sector. NTI collaborated with more than 25 national and multinational industry partners including but not limited to, Amazon, Etisalat Egypt, Vodafone, Huawei, WE, Cisco, VMware, Orange, Valeo, Avelabs, and SEITech, Brightsky, VOIS to design more than 25 professional tracks to meet job profiles and ICT market need. At the end of the program, participants receive certification that validate their skills and competencies. Theses certificates help enhance their employability and serve as credentials for future job opportunities.

A key target field of the Digital Egypt Initiative is the electronics & embedded systems to match the presidential initiative Egypt Makes Electronics (EME)