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Agility partners with EFE to deliver AI Training in Egypt

by Madaline Dunn

Supply chain services provider Agility has partnered with Education for Employment (EFE) to offer training in artificial intelligence to 3,500 young people across Egypt.

The training initiative is aimed at familiarising young men and women from underserved populations in Egypt with artificial intelligence concepts, tools and ethical considerations, providing them with a competitive edge in the job market.

In EFE training, participants undergo a selection process and are accepted into programs based on motivation and socio-economic background. Priority is given to those most in need.

Of the 3,500 individuals taking part in the Agility-sponsored AI course in Egypt, at least half are young women.

EFE’s AI curriculum includes basic concepts of AI, its applicability at work, ethical considerations, responsible use of online information, and use of AI tools in job searches.

Andrew Baird, EFE-Global CEO, said: “EFE targets young people from underserved populations who are unemployed and having difficulty getting jobs. This training plays an important role in bridging the gaps in formal education and development of social capital.”

Speaking about Agility’s support of EFE in delivering free employment and job skills training, Frank Clary, Agility VP of Sustainability, said: “AI literacy is quickly becoming a priority area for recruiters. EFE and Agility are committed to making training available to young people who would otherwise not have access to it. Our shared goal is to create a future-ready workforce for Egypt and the broader Middle East because employment and entrepreneurial skills enable development, prosperity and stability.”

Agility shared that in Egypt, it has also partnered with UNHCR to fund education for refugee children. Egypt currently hosts around 473,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers from 62 nationalities.

It has been working with UNHCR since 2016 and, through its partnership, has paid for tuition, transportation, uniforms, books, stationery and devices such as computers for roughly 1,800 school-age children.

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