Digital Training Is Preparing Saudi Youth to Lead the IIoT Future
More than 35 women were among 60 young Saudis who recently participated in a program designed to help lead the Kingdom into its digital future.
Over more three weeks, these young people participated in an advanced training boot camp in Predix, GE’s application platform for the Industrial Internet of Things.
The event was the second in the four-part Saudi Digital Machines Program, that started by the region’s largest hackathon initiative focused on IIoT.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), GE Digital, and Obeikan Digital Solutions organized the second phase of this program that was led by global GE experts, and was focused on digital technology and practical training.
The large number of female participants reflects the mandate of the Ministry to empower women in the digital and communication sector.
Following a third phase, which will feature further specialized training programs, a number of these Saudi young coders and developers will be selected for additional training at GE facilities in the United States and could be offered positions with GE Digital and its ecosystem of partners in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Digital Machines Program aims to support promising national talent and develop their potential to deliver new, targeted, and constructive innovations that contribute to the growth of the industrial sector. They will support Saudi industry and help the country to achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.
Read more stories here about how GE is supporting IIoT and a digital future across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan.