The program was developed in partnership with Abu Dhabi-based consultancy, Ayjal Talent Management, and DarkMatter company. The program aims to build a pool of talent that is able to meet the needs of the future job market. The program mainly focuses on developing the knowledge of students in the language of programming.
The program targets 600 students from five regions in the UAE where they will spend two weeks in workshops that comprises of 4 Key elements: “How to program electronic games; How to program robotics; Coding for electronic applications; Choosing the best ideas and innovations through testing.
Mohamed Taj Al-Deen Al Qadhi, director general of Sandooq Al Watan commented on the program saying: “Current technological developments will radically change job market. With 60 percent of future jobs expected to require programming skills, the Emirati Coder programme seeks to future-proof a generation of young people by providing them with the skills that will both enable them to meet the requirements of the labour market and help them to contribute to the development of the UAE.”
He adds that the first phase of the program witnessed wide participation from students in UAE schools. “In the second phase, we have increased both the number of students and the areas in which the programme will be held with the objective of opening access to as many students as possible,” Mohamed said.
The program is open to all students between the ages of 7 and 14 and it will include theoretical and practical components such as classroom lectures, internet sessions, and more.
Interested students can register here.