Orange Jordan launches FabLab in Salt

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AMMAN — Orange Jordan and the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) agreed to launch Orange FabLab, a coding academy and an accelerator at a vocational training center in Salt, the firm said in a statement.اضافة اعلان

Ahmed Al-Gharaibeh, VTC director-general, and Orange’s Deputy CEO/CFO Raslan Al-Deiranieh signed an agreement to that effect on Sunday, in the presence of Minister of Labor Nayef Al-Stetieh.

The statement said the agreement launches the programs in Salt, in the Balqa governorate.

The programs are part of “Innovation Space”, a three-year project co-funded by the EU’s “Innovation for Enterprise Growth and Jobs” program aiming to promote digital empowerment and innovation culture on a wider scale.

Under the agreement, the programs in Balqa will include an Orange FabLab to “train the applicants on digital fabrication skills, tools, and machinery to enable joiners to create prototypes, the coding academy to train students for seven months on programming languages with the aim of ‘Training for Employment’, in addition to an accelerator supporting startups to enhance their growth and expansion,” the statement noted.

Steitieh affirmed that this agreement goes into effect after several meetings and workshops held during the last five months with Orange and one of the global Orange group’s subsidiaries. It is in response to the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah and HRH Crown Prince Hussein, the Regent, and within the government’s directions to modernize and update the vocational training ecosystem, to create a sustainable impact on the lives of Jordanians.

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