Re:Coded and EKTA Foundation collaborate on tech workforce training and job creation in Jordan
Re:Coded is thrilled to announce a new partnership with EKTA Foundation to upskill and educate 370 people from underserved communities across Jordan for a career in the digital economy.
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July 17, 2023
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Re:Coded programs supported by EKTA Foundation, will not only provide technical training in full stack web development but also job coaching, expert mentorship and job-readiness training to help aspiring developers build a sustainable career in tech.
This collaboration could not come at a better time for the country which faces challenges with economic growth and job creation, especially for youth and women who make up over 65% of the population. Roughly half of Jordanians under the age of 30 are unemployed, and women’s labor force participation is at 14% - one of the lowest in the world.
However, the fast-growing digital economy is emerging as a beacon of hope in Jordan, currently contributing approximately 4% to the nation's GDP. Recognizing this, the Jordanian government has set an ambitious goal to create 50,000 direct jobs in the digital sector by 2025. Through this collaboration, EKTA Foundation and Re:Coded will provide a talent pipeline for these job opportunities.
To date, Re:Coded has supported more than 2500 students to build new careers in tech. Over 92% of Re:Coded’s graduates seeking jobs from a bootcamp find meaningful employment as a software developer or designer within 6 months.
“The enhancement of human dignity through education is a core principle that guides all our work at The EKTA Foundation. Our partnership with Re:Coded brings globally recognized training in digital literacy and career building skills to Jordan. Re:Coded graduates are equipped to participate fully in the digital economy as it continues to evolve across their region and the world. We are committed to making an inclusive and lasting impact on the lives of young people who aspire to be part of this ongoing economic transformation” say Amrita & Ashok Mahbubani, Co-Founders of The EKTA Foundation USA.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with the EKTA Foundation to scale our education and employment model to Jordan. By providing pathways of opportunity to underserved talent, we can drive economic mobility, transform lives and build more inclusive workforces. They have been an exceptional partner so far and we can’t wait to see what we can achieve together” says Alexandra Clare, Re:Coded CEO and Co-Founder.
Re:Coded is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower people from underserved communities to reskill and access equitable career pathways in technology. To learn more go to www.re-coded.com
About EKTA Foundation
The EKTA Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit private family foundation and since 2009, has enhanced human dignity through education, for inclusive social impact. They develop lasting partnerships with organizations and people who get things done. To learn more go to https://www.ektafoundationusa.org
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