01 August 2020 , Cairo, Egypt- The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Microsoft Egypt have joined forces to launch “Bina’a Insaan”. The initiative supported by Dr.Khaled Abdel Ghafar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, aims to empower the country’s fresh graduates with the most-in-demand digital skills required to boost their employability. The effort is part of Microsoft’s global skilling initiative that aims to upskill 25 million people worldwide with skills needed in a COVID-19 economy.
As part of this partnership, the Ministry and Microsoft will work together to equip more than 20,000 graduates in Egypt during the period of August 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, by enabling them to acquire the skills needed to land the top 10 in-demand jobs, as well as gain access to soft skills & employability skills courses through LinkedIn. The high in demand roles include Software Developer, Sales Representative, Project Manager, IT administrator, Customer Service Specialist, Digital Marketing Specialist, IT Support / Help Desk, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst and Graphic Designer.
Participants will gain free access to learning paths, as well as low cost certifications to develop these skills and pursue new jobs. To enroll in the program, candidates can register here.