(Ecofin Agency) - The American firm Andela, specialised in the development of African software developers, is preparing the installation of a vocational centre in Egypt. On December 15, 2018, a delegation, from the firm, led by co-founder Christina Sass (photo) was received in audience by Egypt’s minister of communications and Information technology Amr Talaat to discuss the construction of the centre. Present was also the interim CEO ITIDA Maha Rashad.
Andela wants to install the regional vocational training centre in the high-tech capital of the new administrative capital, Cairo. It will add to those already opened by the firm in Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria), Kampala (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda).
Andela started showing its interest in Egypt in July 2018 by launching the recruitment of lead developers in Cairo. Jeremy Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Andela, explained that observing the expansion of the firm in Africa, lead developers are generally the first groups of persons it recruits.
The activities that Andela wants to develop in Egypt have been approved by the ministry of communication and information technology because they fall within the framework of its ambitions to provide Egyptians with expertise that will make them competitive in the national and international job market in the future.