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German Government and SAP in Egypt Celebrate Successful Digital Skills Development Program

  • SAP Young Professional Program Creates More than 250 Jobs for Egyptian Youth
  • SAP’s Digital Skills for Today Program Trains Over 1,000 Egyptian Students in Business Innovation
  • Top Employer Institute Names SAP as Top Employer for Egypt in 2020

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) along with Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHand global technology company SAP have
marked the graduation of a group of Egyptian youth from SAP’s digital skills development program, SAP
Young Professional Program, supporting Egypt Vision 2030 in creating youth jobs in the Digital
Economy.
 
In support of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)’s goals to create
100,000 ICT jobs by 2022, the SAP Young Professional Program has already graduated 11 cohorts in
Egypt since 2013. Over 99 percent of program graduates have secured meaningful work opportunities in
the SAP ecosystem of customers and partners.
 
Participants of the Young Professional Program undergo a rigorous selection process before embarking
on a three-month full-time training program designed to equip young professionals with skills in the latest SAP technologies – including two formal global SAP certifications – as well as soft and future skills
needed to succeed in the modern workplace. This makes every graduate of the program immediately
employable in a range of public and private sector companies.
 
Ahmed Harby, who graduated from the Young Professional Program in 2017 and is now an Associate
Project Manager and SAP S/4HANA FICO Consultant at Egyptian International Motors, said the program
helped him to kickstart a successful career.“Graduating from the Young Professional Program has
allowed me a head start at Egypt International Motors, giving me the skills and confidence to support
the company’s digital transformation journey and grow my career,” said Ahmed Harby.
 
The latest SAP Young Professional Program in Egypt is part of a collaboration between SAP and the
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the aim to jointly create 450 jobs for highly-qualified personnel in the IT sector in ten African countries over the course of three years. The cooperation project is part of the special initiative “Training and Job Creation” and the
develoPPP.de program that GIZ implements on behalf of BMZ.
 
“Germany and SAP joining forces in Egypt shows how public-private partnerships can create a
quadruple win,” said Marita MitscheinSenior Vice President Digital Skills Southern Europe, Middle East
and Africa SAP, and Managing Director SAP Training and Development Institute. “Unemployed or
underemployed Egyptian university graduates find meaningful work, customers and partners hire top
talent, the Egyptian government supports its Vision 2030 goals in fostering youth job creation, and the Egyptian society and economy is set for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
 
Further supporting youth job creation, SAP’s Digital Skills for Today program, with Injaz Egypt, has
reached 1,000 university students across 22 governates in 2019 to develop entrepreneurial solutions for
businesses.
 
“Egyptian youth are connected, educated, and eager to become digital leaders,” said Hoda Mansour,
Managing Director, SAP Egypt, one of Forbes ME’s Top 100 Power Businesswomen. “SAP’s innovations combined with its partnerships and digital skill build efforts help organizations across Egypt to thrive in the Digital Era.”
 
Showing SAP’s commitment to Egypt, the company has been recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 in Egypt for its working environment and ‘people-first’ Human Resources practices

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