The Information Technology Institute (ITI) has celebrated the graduation of the 243rd batch of the 9-month scholarship.
During the ceremony, some of the graduates recounted their experience at the institute, and others expressed their desire to compete in the labour market locally and globally.
Ibrahim Abdel-Aal, one of the trainees in the scholarship in the IoT track, said that he graduated from the Department of Communications Engineering in 2019, and found strong competition in the labour market as companies preferred graduates from the ITI. Accordingly, he decided to study one of the ITI’s courses.
He explained that he had discovered many training initiatives offered by the Ministry of Communications through the ITI and the National Telecommunications Institute.
Abdel-Aal added that IoT is one of the new promising technologies that have great potential inside and outside Egypt and that is why he chose to specialize in it. He pointed out that ITI provided them with the latest IoT technologies. During the training period they trained to use the method of building the special program, and then building the hardware that will implement the program created, as well as the method of linking them.
He added that ITI requires that the trainee obtain the opportunity to implement a freelance project in order for the graduation to be approved by the training grant.
Mina, a supervisor of the IoT course in the 9-month scholarship, said that he learned about the IoT specialty through the Maharah Tech platform, so he decided to apply for the 9-month scholarship in this specialization.
Toqa Islam, a graduate of graphic design at MSA University and a 3D trainee at the ITI, said that the Institute provides training on the hands of various distinguished professionals.
A. Khalifa, a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, agreed with Toqa. She focused on learning 2D after graduating from the university, and when she decided to delve deeper into learning 3D, she went for the 9-month scholarship at the ITI.
Khalifa said that she submitted her resignation from her job to devote her time to the scholarship, and she is now one of the team of trainees in the 3D track with the 9-month scholarship at the institute.
Youssef El-Shawadfi, a graduate of Architectural Engineering, class of 2020, said that he is one of the trainees in the 3D specialization with a 9-month scholarship at the Institute.
El-Shawadfi believes that he made the right decision due to what he learned in the training grant and the relationships that he succeeded in building.
He believes that the ITI grant made him better prepared to compete in the labor market, and that he is currently implementing a number of “freelance” projects for a number of clients outside and inside Egypt.