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.
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.
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.