We partnered with the Ministry of Communication Information Technology and Udacity last year to launch MAL, which has three key pillars: training, certification, and entrepreneurship guidance/job placement in the ICT field. As MAL graduates connected with potential employers, the fair marked an important milestone in the program.
More than 50 Egyptian and multinational companies were on the lookout for full and part time employees, as well as interns. Wuzzuf, a home-grown job-placement platform in Egypt, managed the fair by coordinating between the attendees and the exhibiting companies. The result was a dynamic exchange between like-minded professionals passionate about their craft.
At more than 7,000 students annually, Egypt has the largest number of ICT graduates in the region. The country’s bustling app scene has seen the growth of dozens of successful ideas and startups that cater to the country’s growing hunger for locally-relevant applications developed by Egyptians, for Egyptians.
The fair is only a part of MAL’s career-facilitation process, which also includes interview and CV training workshops, as well as one-on-one support for conducting job search; all offered by our partner Wuzzuf.
MAL graduates seen talking to a representative from one of the exhibiting companies
Whether it is growing their own startup ideas or finding a job in which they will grow and challenge themselves, great things are coming to MAL’s graduates and Egypt’s developer scene. We have more exciting things to announce, so watch this space!