Anera + RBK = Youth Employment in Palestine & Jordan
Anera and RBK have teamed up to provide high-demand tech and professional job skills training to Palestinian youth in Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West Bank. With the increase of technology and IT jobs worldwide that can be done remotely, Palestinian youth are able to work for international technology companies while working from their home countries.
Anera and RBK are supplying the tools these young people need to achieve success within the growing worldwide tech industry.
Producing IT software engineers in 4 months
The anera+RBK (ReBootKamp) program is a career accelerator, producing high quality software engineers in just 16 weeks using a curriculum developed in Silicon Valley. One of the Arab world’s first coding boot camps, RBK has had success in Jordan. Now, to bring the model to Palestine, anera+RBK will train Palestinians in Amman, July 13-October 10, to be coders and facilitate initial cohorts in Palestine.
The anera+RBK program consists of two phases: prep and immersive. The prep phase includes self-paced learning & assessments that students must pass to be invited into the immersive, 13-week intensive “boot camp” phase.
Anera+RBK works with hiring partners, developing participants’ interview skills and CVs to help graduates find jobs in the local and regional markets and remotely with international firms. In Jordan, the program has a 94 percent hiring rate six months after graduation.
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