A new scholarship programme for specialised training has been launched by the
"The programme aims to qualify highly efficient, specialised employees who will be in charge of developing the information technology industry in
The scholarship programme offers training in database development and administration, e-commerce and e-marketing, Graphic Design, Java Mobile applications development, Linux/Unix system administration, networking security and web applications development.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology
"The programme follows the MCIT strategy, which seeks to prepare highly qualified employees to fulfill the needs of the job market, national and global companies located in
The first round of training, which has already started, will last for six months and will cost around
Enrolled students attend five classes per week for an average of seven hours daily. Students receive a monthly remuneration for their full dedication to studies during the six-month period.
The ministry stated that over 21,000 young candidates submitted their applications to join the programme and that the selection of candidates was based on initial tests of language, technical and basic skills.
The scholarship was launched after the ministry announced a public tender for companies and specialised centres. Ten companies received the awards and are now responsible for the students' training.
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