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NIIT inks pact with Egyptian Ministry of Communications & IT for building ICT manpower in the region

  Introduces the globally renowned ‘NIIT Inside’ Model in Egypt

New Delhi, November 29, 2006: NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer has entered into an agreement with Information Technology Institute (ITI), Cairo, under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of Egypt to build a pool of skilled professionals for the ICT industry in the country. The training major will offer its IT education programmes through the innovative ‘NIIT Inside’ model integrated with the ITI curriculum.

A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed between the two parties represented by Dr. Eng. Mohamed A. Salem, Chairman, Information Technology Institute, Cairo and Mr. G. Raghavan, President of NIIT’s Individual Learning Business, in the presence of Dr. Shaqeel Ahmad, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India; Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of Egypt and Md. Higazi, Egyptian Ambassador to India in the capital, recently.

In his speech during the MoU signing ceremony, Dr. Tarek Kamel expressed his happiness about this significant tie up with NIIT and highlighted the benefits which this deal is expected to bring to the people of Egypt.

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Kader Salem expressed his confidence that the alliance with NIIT will help the institute in building a large pool of trained ICT professionals for the Egyptian market.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. G. Raghavan, President of NIIT’s Individual Learning Business said, “NIIT is committed to building a pool of skilled ICT professionals for the rapidly growing IT industry, across the globe.

With this historic partnership, ITI and NIIT will jointly explore the possibility of introducing relevant programmes of NIIT in ICT and business skills in Egypt”, he added

The tie up is aimed at facilitating and developing a meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship to foster ICT capacity building by way of class-room and online learning through the “NIIT Inside” Model. This innovative business model from NIIT has its curriculum and training methodology embedded in programmes offered by a large number of Universities and Colleges in 30 countries, across the globe.

ITI has trained thousands of students for over a decade and has been instrumental in providing local, regional and international markets with trained professionals in various IT domains who make up the backbone of the IT workforce in Egypt. In addition, ITI through its GOV training programme has trained 50,000 Government employees and supervised the training of over 4,00,000 in Governorate's Training Centres.

About Information Technology Institute, Cairo The Information Technology Institute (ITI) was founded in 1993 by the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) the Egyptian Cabinet, and in 2005 was formed under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt. ITI specializes in providing specialized software development training programmes for fresh graduates, government bodies, ministries, and local decision support centers. ITI’s philosophy for success stems from contributing to enable the local IT market to flourish, by introducing new trends, and preparing the market in such a way to accept them.

About NIIT NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 30 countries. Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2006.

Rated among India's Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s education offerings include: GNIIT, an industry-endorsed programme for students seeking careers in the IT segments; NIIT Edgeineers, training programmes on advanced technologies for IT professionals and skill up gradation programmes for engineering graduates.

In the Corporate Solutions Business, NIIT’s offerings are bolstered by its SEI CMM Level5 assessed learning services capability. The Corporate Solutions Business offers integrated learning solutions that include strategic consulting, learning design, content development, learning delivery, learning technology services and learning administration.

NIIT’s customers include many Fortune 500 companies, universities, technology companies, training corporations and publishing houses.

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