Saudi Arabia inks IBM partnership deal
RIYADH, 19 days ago
The Saudi Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology has signed an agreement with information technology giant IBM to promote co-operative programmes at an advanced level, said a report.
As per the deal, IBM will train and qualify more than 38,000 people over the next four years through 30 new educational institutions in various communication and information technology programmes, reported Arab News.
By 2020, about 19,000 trainees are expected to acquire certification for the field, stated the report citing a ministry statement.
This step will help develop the telecommunication and information technology sector, build national capabilities and talents, and hold partnerships with numerous agencies, it said.
The ministry will put in place five initiatives under its supervision. Of these three involve training, qualifying, and employing professionals and experts in the communication and information technology sector, it added.