Headquarters of Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. (Photo courtesy of the ministry Facebook page)
The full scholarship offers six training tracks in the latest information and communication technologies, with the aim of qualifying youth for the labour market.
Information Technology, Cloud Computing, Embedded Systems, Fiber Optics, Mobile Technologies, and Networks and Security are the available tracks within the scholarship, according to the NTI website, with each having several levels and categories.
The admission is available via the NTI website after registration.
Participants can attend the training online or at one of the NTI headquarters, with trainees receiving certificates by both the NTI and industry partners at the end of the scholarship.
Among the admission requirements are that the trainees must be Egyptian citizens, graduated in 2012 or later, and have passed the admission tests.
With the aim of raising the competitive edge of young Egyptians, the training program is orchestrated through the establishment of a practical, high-quality learning ecosystem, supported by distinctive content prepared by NTI academic staff members and through collaboration with leading companies.
Moreover, the NTI says its objective is also to train young people on the recent advances in communication and information technologies to support job creation and provide more potentials to the Egyptian community.
The NTI was founded in 1983 with a mandate of becoming the centre of excellence for telecommunication education, training, research and development and consultancy services.
Egypt has been seeing a noticeable increase in the number of mobile internet users since the outbreak of the coronavirus, during which social distancing measures were introduced to combat the spread of the virus.
In October 2022, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said that the number of mobile internet users in Egypt reached 69.4 million, up from 39 million in December of 2019, a 77.9 percent increase.
Egypt's population reached 104 million in October 2022, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics, up from 99.5 million in December 2019, a 4.5 percent increase.