Emirates News Agency – Under the patronage of Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed.. The Arab Youth Center opens registration for the “Technical Fellowship Program”

ABU DHABI, August 29 / WAM / Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Head of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and Chairman of the Arab Youth Center, the Center opened registration for the second and expanded version of the “Technical Fellowship Program for Arab Youth”, which is organized in partnership with the Artificial Intelligence Office in the Prime Minister’s Office in the country, the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence and major global technology institutions and platforms.

The program provides specialized skills aimed at empowering Arab youth with the latest skills, knowledge and experience in the disciplines of advanced technology, artificial intelligence applications and the digital economy. The center is also publishing a special research paper on the future of Arab artificial intelligence skills prepared by Why5, the program’s knowledge partner.

Young people interested in technology majors and the opportunity to join the second edition of the Technical Fellowship Program for Arab Youth can submit applications to join the program until September 15, 2022 through the website of the Arab Youth Technical Fellowship Program technology.arabyouthcenter.org.

The program provides a bridge that keeps up with the rapid progress in the technology sectors, bridges the digital divide and promotes development by taking advantage of the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution, digital transformation and the new economic prospects it offers to young people. Middle East and North Africa between 20 to 34 percent.

In the new version of the program, the Arab Youth Center collaborates with the EYouth platform, the leading educational platform that provides young people with practical and interactive educational programs that qualify them for the labor market and keep up with professional changes. and excellence in the rapidly changing local, regional and global labor markets.

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman, President of the Emirates Football Association and Vice President of the Arab Youth Center, who announced the opening of candidature for the new version of the program, confirmed that young people skilled in technology, programming languages, machine learning techniques and artificial intelligence applications are able to lead development paths and anticipate future opportunities in the digital economy based on technology and innovation.

He said: “The new version of the Technical Fellowship Program for Arab Youth, which enjoys the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Head of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and Chairman of the Arab Youth Center, qualifies a new, pioneering group of young people familiar with the latest programming languages ​​and artificial intelligence applications for their Improving production mechanisms, facilitating services, improving the quality of life and creating new opportunities for young talents capable of a new wave of economic growth in the region and contribute to technological progress worldwide, especially with the rise of fifth generation networks, the Internet of Things and the metaverse economy.”

The Center’s paper by Why5 notes that AI technology could save the global economy $13 trillion by 2030, and that efficiency of AI technology could increase Middle Eastern governments’ budgets by up to $7 billion per year.

She also emphasized that the Arab region has great potential for growth, as youth under the age of thirty make up about 60 percent of the population of the Arab world, and they are the most capable of leading the digital economy and artificial intelligence sectors, especially when investing in youth training and developing the skills they need to excel in a data-driven future. Mega values ​​personal and leadership skills combined with technical knowledge and a lifelong learning approach to keep up with everything new to be partners in economic growth and development in the region.

Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Vice President of the Arab Youth Center, for her part emphasized that qualitative partnerships in the technology sectors are the basis for empowering young people from the essential opportunities provided by these sectors.

She said: “We work with international, regional and national companies specializing in the field of technology to enable young people to acquire leading competitive skills. The talented, motivated and motivated youth to contribute to the acceleration and sustainability of growth in our region are able to transform. their latent abilities into leadership competencies that make them at the forefront of the digital leap projects the region aspires to.” .

She added: “The value of the digital economy globally in 2021 was approximately $14.5 trillion, and this number is expected to rise to $20.8 trillion by 2025, so it is important to engage young people in this important sector empowered and this is what we see in the model of digital empowerment of youth in the UAE, which was the first region to choose a minister of artificial intelligence, digital economy and remote work applications, and the “100 thousand programmers” initiative launched in 12 months within the “50 projects” last year, and assigned an integrated national digital strategy aimed at taking advantage of future digitization opportunities for the benefit of all segments of society, especially the youth . . .

Her Excellency emphasized the importance of training graduates and developing young talents in this field, and to enhance the contribution of young people and qualify them to develop artificial intelligence techniques to keep up with the rapid developments and making decisions in it, with its importance. of personal skills such as leadership, creative and complex thinking, emotional and social intelligence in school curricula and early education stages, to stimulate creative work that needs self-confident, initiative and ambitious personalities, with the importance of exchanging experiences and successful Arab experiences, to build on what exists and benefit from lessons, and embrace creative ideas and talents by providing an appropriate enabling environment in terms of capacities and institutions to implement and develop these ideas and ensure the necessary financial support, and Young People encourage them to create their own businesses and establish businesses.

Within the Technical Fellowship Program, the Arab Youth Center has established partnerships with international technology institutions such as Accenture, Google, Twitter, Tik Tok, Cisco, Canon, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Schneider Electric, General Motors, G42, Ericsson, Dubai Internet. City, Huawei, LinkedIn.

This version of the program seeks to empower Arab youth with the skills that qualify them to join and excel in the labor market, find innovative solutions and establish their own projects.

The foundation version of the program trained 100 young men and women from various Arab countries and provided more than 80 training hours and specialized certificates, more than 35 research projects, and many training and employment opportunities, in addition to expanding the network of youth relations with technology companies and experts and the promotion of youth scientific research in the sector. .

The Technical Fellowship Program for Arab Youth of the Arab Youth Center aims to train young Arab leaders in the field of digital technology and technology, and to prepare a generation of Arab youth capable of monitoring emerging skills in them , in addition to providing a development and training platform for Arab youth in collaboration with local and international partners, and provides an opportunity for young people Al-Arabi to share the experiences of a group of the most important experts in the field of digital technology and technology to learn and revise.

The new version of the program, which will be held remotely from September to November 2022, focuses on building youth skills in the disciplines of artificial intelligence and programming in Python, while the first session of the Technical Fellowship Program focused on Arab Youth on four strategic tracks: digital transformation, interactive technologies, and information technology, communication, innovation and emerging technologies.

EYouth based the design of this fully virtual version of the program on studies of market needs and skills needed to help the Center develop the program so that this version is more focused on the concept of training for employment.

The Technical Fellowship Program for Arab Youth, in its second session, attracts Arab youth from 18 to 35 years old, university students in advanced years within the disciplines of technical engineering and information technology, graduates, people with technical achievements, researchers, young innovators, people with experience and those who are interested in programming and artificial intelligence, those who possess knowledge or practical experience in the field of technology or researchers in it, and those who possess basic knowledge in linear mathematics and calculus, and preference is given to those who have initial knowledge of programming through PYTHON who has the passion to support our Arab societies and support them in achieving a better future for them and their youth.

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