Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has signed an agreement with UiPath to increase robotic process automation (RPA) skills in the country.
Under the agreement, UiPath, a specialist in enterprise RPA, will bring its Academic Alliance program to Egypt, to help develop a skilled workforce in RPA. The program will be supervised by an executive team appointed by UiPath and calibrated to meet the growing demands of the economy.
His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, witnessed the signing of the partnership between Maha Rashad, Acting CEO of ITIDA, and Karan Dixit, Vice President of Sales, UiPath Middle East and Africa.
Twenty trainees will participate in the first round of training, which will expand to 80 or more in future.
Upon completion of training, UiPath will provide the program graduates with job placements with either local or international partners, based on the demand. In subsequent stages, the program will be made accessible across the ICT industry in Egypt through workshops facilitated by ITIDA.
The UiPath Academic Alliance program empowers young students and experienced professionals to accelerate and thrive in the workplace of the future by accessing the company's unparalleled RPA knowledge ecosystem. The UiPath Academic Alliance represents UiPath's purpose to serve more than one million students and one thousand schools globally in the next three years.
Karan Dixit said: "The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As industries and organizations keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution, the future workplace will mandate the coexistence of humans and digital workers. Our Academic Alliance program reflects our vision to empower young talent with the right skills and knowledge required to realize their full potential and overcome the challenges of tomorrow. This collaboration with ITIDA affirms our commitment to help the next generation workforce enable this change, and support the country as it moves closer to achieving their digital agenda. It is also reaffirms our great confidence in the wealth of skills and talent that is available in Egypt, to accelerate the Digital Transformation that companies globally are in the midst of."
Maha Rashad, Acting CEO of ITIDA, said: "Digitization is rapidly transforming industries and business. Careers of tomorrow demand that technology plays an integral role in enabling students to become future-ready today. This means collaborating with the private and public sector alike to harness Egypt's competitive edge and its unique selling proposition of having a qualified, sustainable and deployable talent pool. We are excited about this strategic collaboration with UiPath as we truly believe that the success of our industry and economy is dependent upon filling the need of skilled professionals."