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TUNISIA – Hichem Mechichi inaugurates the 2nd “Elife” Technology Centre


The Head of Government, Hichem Mechichi inaugurated this Saturday in Béja, The second technological center of the program “Elife”. By Réalité Online

Launched on the initiative of the Tunisia Foundation for Development and funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the European Union (EU), the Elife program aims to build 10 technology centres dedicated to Tunisian youth in the ten most marginalized and disadvantaged regions of the interior of Tunisia (Siliana, Béja, le Kef, Jendouba, Kairouan, Kasserine, Sidi Bouzid, Gafsa, Tozeur; Gabes and Médenine).

These centres will, among other things, upgrade young graduates in ICT specialties in order to increase their chances of professional integration through a training programme.

During the inauguration ceremony, Mechichi stressed that the creation of this centre is in line with a national plan to highlight young Tunisian skills in the field of technology and to develop the knowledge economy. The aim is to promote the employability of young graduates.

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He indicated that contracts have been signed with 150 companies to ensure the success of this project, ensuring that his government will work to support these centres and extend this experience to all regions.

For his part, the Minister of Communication Technology called on the young people of Béja to seize this opportunity, believing that the “Elife” Centre in Siliana has succeeded in attracting several businesses to the region.

The EU Ambassador to Tunisia, Marcus Cornaro, for his part, said that the first indicators and results of this programme are very promising.

The Elife program aims to create 25,000 jobs for graduates of the various Institutes of Advanced Technology Studies (ISET) between 2018 and 2023. Launched in December 2020, with a capacity of 200 young people, the Elife Centre in Béja is the second of its kind, after Siliana, which opened its doors in 2019.

Source : Réalité Online


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