Boeing and AMIDEAST-Jordan Celebrate the Graduation of Students from a Data Science and Career Readiness Program
Amman, Jordan, April 8th, 2021 - Today, 20 Jordanian youth celebrated the successful completion of over 180 hours of technical training in Data Science and Career Readiness skills. The program created and executed by AMIDEAST-Jordan, and funded by Boeing, provides professional skills training for Jordanian fresh graduates from ICT and computer science fields to help them transition into their careers.
The program equipped students with the critical skills and workplace know-how they need to succeed in Jordan’s rapidly growing ICT sector. In the span of six months, the students completed 46 hours of soft skills training, including communications, teamwork, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking and 140 hours of advanced technical training in data science, python programming, data analysis, machine learning and deep learning, deep neural networks, big data architecture and more. In addition, they received guidance and mentoring on how to search for jobs.
“We are proud to be partnering with AMIDEAST in Jordan once again. At Boeing, we pursue programs that focus on sustainable change and that is what AMIDEAST’s Data Science & Career Readiness Program promises to deliver. Helping fresh graduates gain the skills they need to successfully transition into Jordan’s competitive information and communication technology (ICT) sector will have a measurable positive impact on employment rates and the community” said Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
AMIDEAST-Jordan Country Director, Nour Alrasheed added “This program has proven to be an impactful investment in Jordan’s youth, as they will be the Kingdom’s next generation to contribute to Jordan’s growing ICT sector. One of AMIDEAST’s key visions is to continuously support the availability of programs like these that focus on providing market-specific skills and technical expertise while providing an open-ended career path for Jordanian youth”.