Future Work is Digital

Under the umbrella of Digital Egypt Strategy, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) launches the Future work is digital initiative powered by Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) to equip and train 100 000 young Egyptian through ITIDA and Udacity virtual academy for digital technologies and skills to remote work



Overview
 

Future Work is Digital (Egypt Fwd), a Digital Egypt initiative powered by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), is a technology learning and upskilling scholarship. Egypt Fwd has a myriad of tech skills and hands-on practices tailored for the young people in Egypt. The skill acquisition program qualifies its graduates to join high-demand freelancing and online marketplace.

Egypt Fwd is a unique virtual academy that aims to empower the talented youth and practitioners with technological and remote working skills as well as the essential tools to successfully lead the future of work.

ITIDA powers Egypt Fwd within the framework of MCIT integrated strategy and is part of the agency’s endeavors to bridge the talent supply-demand gap and increase Egypt’s ICT global competitiveness.

The learners get an integrated learning and upskilling experience for free with access to Udacity online learning classroom, hands-on-practices, expert-reviewed projects, online support webinars, professional industry mentors, interactive peer-to-peer community and continuous coaching.

OBJECTIVES
 


What are the goals of Future Work is Digital?

 
Twofold the capacity of local professionals active in remote tech work
 
Maximize Egypt’s ICT services exports
 
Upskill 100K Egyptians via Udacity online platform in 3 tech specialties: Web, Data and DM
 
Sharpen applicants’ online portfolios and abilities in remote work acquisition and delivery

AGENDA
 
 
 
Egypt Fwd is an 18-month scholarship with program tracks in the 3 Specializations: Web, Data and DM, open for applicants through the Egypt Fwd website http://www.egfwd.com
 
In each specialty, learners can apply and join different tracks
 
Egypt Fwd‘s tracks vary in length and complexity based on the targeted level and depth of the IT and work skills
 
Egypt Fwd focuses upon segments of Egyptians between the age of 18 till 35, ranging from novices with no IT experience to advanced workers thriving to acquire the remote tech work skills and practices
 
Admission applications start on May 30, 2020
PROCESSES
 
1
Admission for the Challenge Track in one of the 3 Specializations: Wed, Data and DM.
 
Admissions to the Challenge Track are automated
 
Visit the Specialization page on the Egypt Fwd website
 
Applicants automatically can self-enroll to their classroom and start their learning journey
 
The Challenge Track is a one-month program and by its end, learners are challenged with an assessment to assess their tech and freelancing attainment
2
Admissions for the Professional or Advanced Tracks in one of the 3 Specializations: Web, Data and DM:
 
Admissions to the Professional or Advanced Tracks in one of the 3 Specialization are through an application and filtration process
 
Via the Specialization page on the Egypt Fwd website, applicants can fill out an application with their personal data and info related to their tech skills and work experience
 
Applicants also answer technical questions relevant to the Specialization they are applying to
3Applicants will be informed later by email about their enrollment status, the program start date and the steps to enroll in a classroom to begin their learning and upskilling journey.
ELIGIBILITY
 


Who can join the Egypt Fwd program? 


Criteria for joining the Challenge Track in any of the 3 specialties: Web, Data and DM:

1
 
Egyptian young people and professionals within the age range of 18 to 35 years
 
Passion to learn new tech domains and essential skills for freelancing and remote work
2
Criteria for joining the Professional or Advanced Tracks in one of the 3 specialties: Web, Data and DM:
 
Egyptian young people and professionals within the age range of 18 to 35 years
 
Prior knowledge/work in their area of specialty to be able to meet the specific tech prerequisites of the Track they are joining
N.B. please refer to the Specialization page on the Egypt Fwd website for more details.
CONTACTS
 

For more information:
Egypt Fwd' website http://www.egfwd.com
Egypt Fwd' student support fwd-support@udacity.com