Emerging Technologies Hub: Train The Trainer Program

Location :

Khorog, Tajikistan

Duration:

January 2019 - 2021

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project aims to develop new job market in Tajikistan by developing skills in Cybersecurity through providing scholarships to candidates from Tajikistan with the right pre-requisite skills.

WEF initiated a Proof of Concept (POC) in Tajikistan to start a 10-course Cyber Security Certification Program using the online EdX platform in collaboration with UCA- SPCE. The objective is to create a new certification course and for the institution to employ the certified candidates to teach certification cyber security courses to students with pre-requisite skills.

Mission

The project followed the following execution plan:

• Identify 3-5 qualified candidates with teaching skills and IT background, willing to certify themselves and then teach at learning institutions in the country for 2 years.

• Work in-parallel with institutions of learning (university and continuing education) within the country to agree to initiate the emerging skills certified courses in their institutions and employ the candidates trained under WEF program.

• Connect the new emerging skills certified graduates with IT services and consulting companies.

CURRENT IMPACT

The 3 candidates are now certified and working with University of Central Asia School of Professional & Continuing Educations (UCA-SPCE) and are currently teaching 9 Cyber Security Certification Programs to 30 students at UCA-SPCE.

ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

MS. RUBINA JIVAN, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES:
Ms. Rubina Jivan, Family, Friends and Associates include professionals, social entrepreneurs, business owners, homemakers and students who share the passion to help the mountainous communities across Tajikistan and Northern Pakistan.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA-SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATIONS (UCA-SPCE), TAJIKISTAN:

University of Central Asia School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) founded in 2006, offers a continuous and professional non-tertiary education for young people and adults in a flexible format. SPCE’s Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme promotes employment opportunities. Programmes and courses on business and entrepreneurship allow graduates to create a source of income for themselves and launch their own enterprise.

More than 123,000 students (from 2006 to September 2018) have graduated completing one or more programmes from 450 available training modules. SPCE provides its services in 11 training centres located in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.