Conducting a Market Research on: ICT skills Gap Analysis in Egypt
United Nations Development Programme | Published August 12, 2015 - Deadline September 12, 2015
The use of Information technologies is growing exponentially and research shows that ICT can help promote economic growth. However acquiring new technologies is not enough, countries must build their human capacity to take full advantage of ICT. The lack of competent ICT professionals could hinder the progress of the country in this regards especially Egypt, forecasted to develop as a hub catering to the Middle East and Africa, which is a main source of growth over the medium term. Lack of the required pool of ICT professionals could impact the efficiencies of ICT operations in organizations and hence business performance, hindering the ability of local ICT companies to meet the rapidly growing market and thus the development of a sustainable ICT industry.
Information Technology Institute is a pioneering national institute with a regional influence and international linkage. Since it was established in 1993, ITI has been devoted to providing a large pool of promising youth through world-class human capacity building programs and empirical learning approaches that provide the ICT professional workplace with competent caliber. ITI designs and implements several high impact technology capacity development programs that cover the entire spectrum of the human capacity pyramid starting with basic ICT training programs for beginners and reaching world-class advanced ICT training programs that satisfy the human resource needs of major corporations in today’s world of technology.
Since ITI’s main focus is to build the human capacity that contributes best to building a sustainable ICT industry in Egypt, it’s among its objectives to tailor its training programs to the skills needed for this industry to boom. In this respect, analyzing the skills gap in ICT industry is essential to ensure that industry and market requirements are the driving forces for the development and delivery of the training education and workforce development programs to enhance the competitiveness of ICT sector.
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