Digital Skills for Today is partnering with ReBootKamp (RBK) and Re:Coded to turn literacy into expertise, and expertise into employment for young refugees across the region.
As part of the DST initiative, RBK produced 67, market-ready, full-stack software engineers in 2018 for a combined lifetime GDP contribution of $268 million USD. RBK also produced 27 blockchain specialists from a 2 week mini immersive bootcamp.
The average starting salary for an RBK graduate rose to $1,130 per month (World Bank verified): this is twice the starting salary of a 4 year university graduate with an ICT degree. RBK placement rates are 98% within 6 months of graduation.
Amman, Mafraq (Jordan)
SAP’s contribution helped Re:Coded train 220 youth in Iraq, Turkey and Yemen on Android or Web Development, of which 44.1% were female and 44% had been displaced by conflict (refugee or IDP). Of those seeking employment after graduation, 88.67% were able to find a job within 6 months.
In addition to the bootcamps, re:Coded have trained more than 450 children and youth on coding fundamentals or game development. Providing technical and soft skills training to talented & motivated people who would not otherwise have access to first-rate materials, mentorships, and opportunities.
Istanbul, Salniurfa (Turkey)