Google has recently announced a new digital skills initiative linked with the Abu Dhabi government and focused on delivering and making content accessible in Arabic.
Through its philanthropic arm, the tech giant will grant the Emirates Foundation $300,000 to expand the scope and distribution of its Maharat min Google training programmes in the UAE.
The digital skills trainings and career pathway programs will roll out to 5,000 unemployed youth in rural areas and underserved communities, and will aim to help prepare them for and secure jobs.
The Emirates foundation is an Abu Dhabi Government initiative to facilitate youth empowerment and employment in the UAE.
The programmes will carry a target to have 50 percent of training delivered to women.
Launched in April, the Maharat min Google programme has delivered training to more 100,000 students across the Middle East, amassing mover 560,000 hours across 100 lessons and 26 core topics in digital marketing, including include search engine marketing, social media, video, e-Commerce, and data analytics.
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