The school will follow international, industry-recognised associate degree program, P-Tech System.
Egypt's Ministry of Education has signed a cooperation protocol with tech giant, IBM, to launch the very first IT and Applied Technology school in the country, according to a statement released on Facebook. The school will follow the P-Tech System (Pathways in Technology Early College High-School), a five year international, industry-recognised associate degree program.
Focusing on a hands-on education experience that offers students the necessary academic, technical and workplace skills, P-Tech covers IT, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare and Finance, while also offering paid internships, site visits and mentoring - all designed to support students' academic and professional growth, connecting and contextualizing the education system within today's IT-driven market.
The signing of the protocol was attended by the likes of the Minister of Education, Dr. Tarek Shawqi, Deputy Minister for Technical Education, Dr. Mohamed Mujahid, Minister's Advisor for Technical Education and Co-ordinator of the Education Reform Project, Habiba Ezz, and General Manager of IBM Egypt, Wael Abdulush, and various education officials.
In Parallel, IBM also announced, during the same hour on twitter, that Egypt has been selected as a hub for its two latest strategic centers, an Innovation and Industry Client Center, and a Marketing Services Center, both of which are set to stimulate the digital transformation of both the public and private institutions, with the integration of AI, Cyber-security, Block QIN and Hybrid Cloud Computing, concluding the tweet with the hashtag #IBM_Egypt_Celeberates.
Main image of IBM Egypt headquarters in Smart Village.