Etihad Etisalat Co.”Mobily” has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with King Abdul Aziz University; the MoU aims to advance the study of science and technology by supporting the dissemination of knowledge and providing practical and hands-on training for students; this will enable the students to hone their skills required for increasing their prospects in the job market at the completion of their education. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Farrukh, CEO of Mobily and by the Acting General Manager of the University, Abdul Rahman Bin Obeid Al Youbi in the presence of a number of representatives.
Based upon the terms of the MoU, the students will have a unique opportunity to improve their skill based trainings that focusing on practical areas within technology, such as mobile Apps, communications technology, Apps development and computer software etc. These practical skills will go a long way towards helping students acquire relevant job related knowledge and expertise, that would enable them to get jobs and contribute more positively in their careers beyond completion of their studies.
The agreement encompasses other aspects of mutual cooperation, such as participation of one of the University branches in the application development contest, being carried out by Mobily; Mobily will also facilitate the University by providing text messaging service to help deliver University Community News to the staff of the University. In addition to that, special data packages are being offered to the administration and teachers of the University enabling stronger internal communications between university, its employees, departments, faculty and students of the University.
Mobily has undertaken this initiative in continuation of free training courses for application developers carried out in coordination with the University; this falls under the broader umbrella of ” Mobily Community for Application Developers”, which has been active in providing free trainings and learning materials to students across the Kingdom. More information regarding the initiative can be found at http://developers.mobily.com.sa; the website also provides a range of educational materials, news and updates regarding the development community and their work on application development for mobiles.