By : Basel Khaled – Mohamed El Kholy
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, witnessed the activities of the annual closing ceremony for the training year 2020/2021 organized by the Information Technology Institute (ITI) under the title “Young Egyptian cadres in future professions” at the Grand Celebration Hall at Cairo University; During the ceremony, the Institute’s work in adopting and developing programs and disciplines that serve the skills most in demand in the global market was highlighted, including artificial intelligence, information security, Internet of things, data analysis, multimedia and electronic games.
The number of graduates, which amounted to about 6,000 graduates and trainees through the programs, was reviewed Direct training, in addition to making content available and accessible to more than 240,000 beneficiaries through the institute's digital platform for e-learning "Maharah Tech".
The world is witnessing huge shifts in the size of their impact and the challenge in their implementation as a result of the repercussions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the emergence of technologies with a wide impact such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, cloud computing, and the fifth generation, which has had implications for the labor market; Where reports indicated that more than 85 million jobs are expected to disappear around the world until 2025 in exchange for the creation of about 100 million new jobs, which are jobs related to creativity, as humans will remain the center of civilization no matter how technology develops; Noting the importance of harnessing technology to serve society.
Talaat added that artificial intelligence is expected to contribute up to 25% of global output within a few years; Which requires the necessity of integrating this technology into successful systems; He pointed out that the pandemic contributed to accelerating the pace of demand for technology, which led to reliance on methods of working, learning and social communication remotely, as these mechanisms are expected to continue even after the pandemic ends.
He explained that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology doubled the training budget 22 times in three years, as the number of trainees increased from 4 thousand trainees in 2018/2019 with a budget of 50 million pounds to 200 thousand trainees with a budget of 1 billion and 100 million pounds in the current fiscal year; He pointed out that the ministry is implementing a plan to spread Egypt's digital innovation centers in all governorates with the aim of spreading training, creative thought, incubators and business accelerators in all governorates; Six centers have been started, and ten new centers are being built, which will be operational by 2022.
Dr. Amr Talaat honored the first graduates from the various training grants of the Institute in various governorates.
For her part, Dr. Heba Saleh, President of the Institute of Information Technology, indicated that the achievements made by the Institute this year and the results that were presented at the ceremony are a reflection of the accumulation of the work of an institution and the experience of integrated work teams working to achieve a goal and message before it becomes a profession, and a work methodology that recognizes the challenges The rapid development that it adopts and experiences at the level of selecting partnerships associated with achieving a real impact for developing programs and content and adopting learning mechanisms to provide access and to keep pace with the skills and expectations of new generations to come .
She explained that the support of Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and his vision of the role of young skills in this industry played the role of a safety valve for the continuation of the Institute's mission and a motivator and catalyst for development and access to more beneficiaries and the availability of greater numbers of grants for the next training year.