RIYADH: The Tuwaiq Academy, under the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, is hosting 36 educational programs, 30 courses and six boot camps this week as part of its training program strategy for 2022.
The academy is the first in the Kingdom to train people interested in advanced technologies.
Its program includes training in mobile app development with Kotlin, Android systems, digital design and manufacturing, Python Backend for advanced levels and Python for data science.
Three cyber boot camps and three training classes are being held for drone programming.
Abdulaziz Al-Hammadi, CEO of Tuwaiq Academy, said that the academy aims to train around 28,000 men and women every year in programming, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and other emerging technology fields that meet the needs of the labor market.
More than 5,660 people have benefited so far from the training sessions, and 1,605 have benefited from the Tuwaiq Academy’s technology courses for juniors.
The Tuwaiq Academy was launched with the aim of teaching programming, web development and mobile app development through the “Satr” platform in Arabic. It has, so far, benefited more than 400,000 participants.
The academy is committed to discovering and developing trainees’ technical skills to achieve the federation’s goal of having one programmer for every 100 Saudi citizens by 2030.
CoderHub, a platform specializing in solving coding challenges, supports youth through student clubs. More than 63,746 challenges have been undertaken.
BugBounty is another platform that aims to use cybersecurity researchers’ skills to discover security bugs in products and technical sites. More than 15,000 researchers have benefitted from the platform.
The Tuwaiq Academy has partnered with multinational corporations including Google, Amazon, IBM, Cisco, Apple, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle, Microsoft, Trend Micro and Offensive Security to launch training programs.
The academy has become Apple’s first authorized educational training center in the Middle East, with more than 100 students graduating from the program’s first class.
The participants received “App Development with Swift Certification” certificates — an achievement that puts the Kingdom on the map of technological advancement.
Those interested in participating in the Tuwaiq Academy’s programs, boot camps and courses can register on https://bootcamp.sa.