In May 2022, Wipro signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National IT Academy (NITA) to equip Saudi youth with the required ICT skills through advanced and accelerated training and certification programs to help them become job ready.
The National IT Academy is a not-for-profit organization established by the academy's four-founding stakeholders - Saudi Aramco, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), and Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).
Wipro's strong commitment and alignment to the Saudi 2030 Vision have been key growth drivers for the Kingdom. Leveraging the power of technology with a passionate global talent base to help customers, communities, and the planet thrive in the digital world has been one of Wipro's driving forces in its partnership. Digital transformation, cloud cybersecurity, data analytics, digital operations, IoT, and artificial intelligence are all among the top strategic focuses in Saudi Arabia. Wipro is committed to taking the next steps by empowering more locals to be job ready.
On October 23, 2022, Wipro and NITA celebrated the graduation ceremony for over 50 candidates who attended and completed a three-month SAP & Data Science training. The graduation ceremony was honoured with the presence of NITA chairman Yousef AlUlyan, Board Member Mohammed Makhdoum, Majed AlGhassab, NITA Executive Director and Khaled Al-Ofaysan, Country Head & General Manager, Wipro Arabia Ltd.
Executives from the academy attended the forum along with the delegates from the founding stakeholders and partnering companies.