Tuesday 3/3/2020 - Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) signed today a memorandum of understanding with Yarmouk and Al al-Bayt universities at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship in order to establish Cisco academies at Yarmouk and Al al-Bayt universities. The Cisco Academy Support Center at JUST will provide training and technical support for Cisco academies at Yarmouk and Al al-Bayt universities. The agreement will develop the skills of students in the field of information and communication technology and open job opportunities for them in the local and global market.
The agreements were signed by the president of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Prof. Saeb Khreisat, the president of Yarmouk University, Prof. Zeidan Kafafi, the president of Al al-Bayt University, Prof. Adnan Al-Atoom, and the manager of Jordan region at Cisco, Mr. Ala' Al-Masri, in the presence of the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Eng. Muthana Gharaibeh, and the consultant of Cisco's corporate social responsibility programs in the Middle East, Eng. Mohamad Jinini.
Cisco Networking Academy is a program run by Cisco as part of its corporate social responsibility. The program includes about 12,000 academies around the world and more than two million students graduate annually with the skills required by the labor market and qualify them to obtain specialized international certificates. It is noteworthy that Cisco Academy at JUST is the first academy in the Middle East and Africa, which today include about 2000 academies.
The Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneur, Eng. Muthana Gharaibeh, praised the importance of this agreement, which seeks to provide the necessary skills for students to be able to enter the labor market efficiently and competently to accommodate the requirements of the renewable labor market.
The president of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Prof. Saeb Khreisat, said that it is urgent to provide students with the skills that meet their needs in the field of employment, and to ensure the provision of necessary training on the latest programs and applications in the labor market.
The manager of Jordan region at Cisco, Mr. Ala' Al-Masri, emphasized that Cisco Networking Academy offers a broad and in-depth curriculum in the field of information and communication technology in a modern way that includes a variety of learning methods and simulation programs to meet the changing demand for information and communications technology skills, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and automation.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Dean of Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, Prof. Ismail Hmeidi, and the Director of Cisco Academy Support Center at JUST, Dr. Moad Mowafi.