Misk Academy launches third round of its Udacity program to develop the Saudi youth’s skills in the digital world
The Misk Academy in collaboration with Udacity has launched the third round of the Misk Udacity Program. The objective of the program is to train the Saudi youth and polish their skills in the digital world.
The Misk Udacity Program is an initiative by the Kingdom to develop the required skills of the technological pioneers in the country.
The first phase of the program included a training for 2,000 participants and offered 2,650 scholarships. The second phase provided 6,000 scholarships to streamline the learning process for the participants.
Currently, more than 6,000 people have already applied to the Misk Udacity Program, with 1,966 acceptances. There are 14 programs that are presently being offered including digital marketing, programming, AI and data.
Apart from taking the online courses, students who are based in Makkah and Riyadh will also be able to attend training sessions held weekly by their trainers in these two cities. Extra seminars will also be held in other cities to train and educate the participants.
The program aims to make sure that people have the arsenal of technical knowledge when they go out to look for a job, hence increasing the employability of Saudi citizens in technical and data driven fields. Its strategy is to develop partnerships with world leading organizations to ensure the employment to the youth.
Omar Al-Najjar, CEO of Misk Academy spoke about the academy’s progress, saying that since its inception in March 2018, the academy has worked towards supporting the Saudi youth, helping them achieve a better future, and consequently contributing to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives.
According to Misk, graduates progress by 65% in their career once they complete the program. The methodology of the program follows Misk’s academic method which includes training the participants initially and then empowering them to compete in international job markets.