QDGTP Program launches new training plan at QITCOM
The Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP), an initiative of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), will be launching its 2020 training plan on the sidelines of Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019) to be held until November 1 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.Initiated in 2016, QDGTP was created to boost government ICT professionals’ capacity to serve the 2020 Digital transformation of Qatar's government. Its objective include training and certifying the professionals and to support their career progression in order to maximize the benefits of the programme. QDGTP provides training in IT domain for government employees in partnership with top IT companies and it has conducted over 134 certification exams, 85 sessions with 1,207 training seats till the third quarter (Q3) of 2019.
For the 2020 training plan, QDGTP will be offering over 95 different training courses including various certification exams in Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft and Project Management for more than 2,000 participants. 40 percent of the training subjects are new in the market and the courses will cover more than 47 percent of global trend in IT professional certification. For the first time ever, trainings in digitalization technologies is being introduced as well as Oracle, 365 Office and Windows 11 complete paths respectively.
Visitors to the QDGTP booth at QITCOM 2019 will have the opportunity of accessing the training plan and book their seat to be a part of the trainings. They can also participate in quizzes and short test for a chance to win exam vouchers and training seats.
Commenting on the occasion, Her Excellency Reem Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector, Ministry of Transport and Communications, said: “The MoTC is delighted to launch the 2020 training plan which is aimed at further enhancing the capacity of our IT employees in the government sector. By providing support and training to those talented in the ICT domain, including fresh graduates and CTOs, QDGTP is helping to sharpen their experience in line with the Qatar Digital Government strategy.”
In order to maintain the sustainable effectiveness of the program, QDGTP has expanded technology partnerships with several leading technological training providers in the information technology field such as: Microsoft, SAP, IBM, CISCO, ITIL, PMI, COMPTIA and others, to provide first class training programs in a variety of IT disciplines.
Through a partnership with the international business school, HEC Paris in Qatar – universally recognized institution in executive education - the program also provide leadership programs specifically customized to meet the needs of the technology sector in Qatar, such as the “IT Talent program’’, a professional development program at the best practice level for IT fresh graduates, which aims to provide an intensive immersive learning experience for fresh graduates newly entering government.