As part of an expanded regional partnership with J.P. Morgan, Education For Employment (EFE), the leading youth employment organization in the region, has launched a project to train 140 Saudi, Bahraini and Egyptian women for high-quality IT related jobs in their countries’ respective sectors, like e-commerce, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, with focus areas on Workforce Readiness, Career Readiness with technical skills.

This project focuses on fast-growing sectors in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt with programming targeting young women in each country to find jobs that require digital skills and knowledge. In line with Saudi Vision 2030, Bahrain’s Vision 2030, Egyptian government’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan, and Egypt Vision 2030, EFE carried out programming in all three countries to equip 40 Bahraini, 30 Saudi, and 70 Egyptian women with the professional training and connections to employers that are necessary to secure employment opportunities.

The project is an initiative that provides demand-driven training linked to jobs as one of the key tools for reducing unemployment and expanding economic opportunities for Saudi, Bahraini, and Egyptian young women, with a focus on employment in the high-growth sectors that need digital skills and IT knowledge. The year 2022 witnessed the start of the training of the first cohort of female beneficiaries in the three countries on web development, digital marketing, and e-commerce which represent a leap forward in realizing the underrepresented potential of young Arab women in diverse digital spaces and linking them to job placements and mentoring opportunities.