Raya Academy and world-leading business software company SAP today announced a training partnership set to significantly boost Egypt’s IT sector

May 2, 2013

Raya Academy will help SAP up-skill workforces across the country, with a particular focus on certification training in key company offerings such as enterprise resource planning. The news represents a noteworthy addition to the SAP Education entity, which is one of the world’s largest IT training organizations with more than 400 classroom based courses and in excess of 100 e-based courses. It will also have a notable impact on SAP’s ambitious expansion plans in the MENA region, which includes certifying 2,000 new consultants within the next four years and increasing the localization of SAP® solutions to meet fast-growing regional industry needs.

A part of Raya Corp, one of the Middle East’s largest IT-led conglomerates, Raya Academy has established an industry-leading reputation for delivering world-class training through its own courses, as well as on behalf of major corporations like Microsoft and Intel.

“As the world’s leading business software company, SAP is the perfect training partner for Raya Academy,”

said Adel Abdel Moneim, General Manager, Raya Academy.

“Our powerful union is all about meeting market demand for the skills that matter, and adding significant, influential momentum to Egypt’s potential-rich IT sector.”

SAP trained 2,700 individuals across the MENA region in 2012, and the addition of new partners like Raya Academy will markedly improve on that figure this year. Additional SAP training partners from both.

Egypt and the wider MENA region are expected to be announced in the coming months. SAP’s commitment to Egypt’s IT industry also encompasses its Mawared initiative, a young professional development program that recruited 20 talented Egyptian graduates last year. The students, which will grow in number in the near future, are currently undertaking an intensive two-year course to gain vital IT skills and hands-on SAP project experience.

”We are delighted to welcome Raya Academy on board to add considerable value to our education offering,”

said Amr Ghoneim, Managing Director – North Africa & Levant, SAP MENA.

“SAP certifications are globally recognized demonstrations of excellence, and a clear competitive advantage. We take enormous pride from the fact that all of our trainees will walk away with dramatically enhanced career credentials and, importantly, find themselves equipped with key skills that can positively benefit the region’s burgeoning IT industry. Egypt continues to be a key market for SAP in a global scale, so it is crucial for our development across the country that we continue to align with the industry’s most experienced and capable partners.”

Jaco Van Zyl, Education Director, SAP MENA, added:

“SAP is proud to bolster its ability to deliver education courses and certifications specifically designed to drive greater organizational proficiency,” said Jaco Van Zyl, Education Director, SAP MENA. “We stand out because we develop comprehensive training plans, manage talent, and enable end users – with both live and online courses – using market-leading learning software. Our core motivation is to help businesses run better, to empower employees and to inspire industry-wide innovation.”

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