By : Nahla Makled
Orange Jordan and Ericsson have partnered to boost online learning and develop digital skills of students in Jordan through Ericsson Educate, a digital learning program that aims to upskill university students to increase their readiness for jobs in the telecom and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors.
Ericsson Educate program includes different learning paths, customized to the educational needs and maturity level of the target audience, and can be accessed free of charge. Students will have access to interactive courses on 5G networks, Internet of Things (IoT), data science, automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
Orange Jordan will promote this portal through its youth-oriented programs such as Orange Community Digital Centers, and on its social media channels and YO platform for youth, as part of the company’s efforts to empower digital education in the kingdom to help prepare youth for the job market or enable them to start their own projects.
Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Communication Director at Orange Jordan, Eng. Rana AlDababneh said: “The shift to online learning during the COVID crisis has reiterated the importance of digital education and technological innovation in maintaining and developing the educational process. Education remains at the heart of our social responsibility and our efforts to enhance educational outcomes for the benefit of students, the labor market and society at large. Through our collaboration with Ericsson, we will contribute towards providing access to quality educational content aimed to be both informative and engaging to students in Jordan.”
Hosam Zarour, Country Manager of Ericsson Jordan says: “Ericsson is committed to empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected world, one in which a quality education is accessible for all. Ericsson is proud to collaborate with Orange to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for students in Jordan and help close the gap of digital inequity in learning.”
In response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate to deliver online learning content focused on improving digital skills for students in secondary schools and universities.