To achieve The United Nations developmental goals and applications of financial inclusion
The United Bank supports students of the first Applied Technology Academy in the Middle East and Africa
Ashraf El Kady – Chairman of The United Bank
Dr. Ashraf Zaky - President of the Arts Academy for the Applied Technology
Cairo: December 13th, 2020
To fulfill the Egyptian state’s policy to care for the educational system, especially the technical education, and under the slogan “The Technical Education .. The Future of Egypt”, The United Bank announced the cooperation with the Academy of Arts for Applied Technology - the first specialized academy in the Middle East and Africa by providing direct financial and cultural support to 110 students.
Where The United Bank issues the national "Mezza" card which is prepaid and grants it as a monthly bonus to students throughout the study period and the practical training periods, in addition to organizing a series of cultural lectures to spread the concepts and mechanisms of non-cash financial transactions through the "Your Bank Online " package, which includes a digital wallet, bank mobile, and internet banking, as well as the services of the ATM machines for students, teaching staff and training at the school.
The Academy of Arts for Applied Technology is the first academy in the Middle East and Africa to graduate trained technical workers specialized in implementing live shows and technological media presentations, and in all disciplines of performing arts, performing arts, and the heritage professions of cultural industries such as: cinema - theater - video - ballet - musical performances - folklore - and children's arts ... and others.
Commenting on this cultural development event, Ashraf El Kady - President of The United Bank - says that the Egyptian state is applying a great national agenda to implement the 2030 strategy and achieve the 17 goals of the sustainable development set by the United Nations.
The investment of One dollar in education equals 4 dollars return on the economy.
El Kady added that the national initiatives for reform and upgrading the educational system in all its stages work to build the contemporary Egyptian personality and identity. The investment of one dollar in education equals 4 dollars return for the citizen to improve his livelihood and thus achieve comprehensive economic and social development.
Ashraf El Kady, referred to the series of numerous initiatives of The Central Bank of Egypt that aim to spread financial and digital culture and achieve financial inclusion, which contributes to the transformation process into a cashless society. Thus, it will be reflected economically and socially by eliminating poverty and improving the citizen's life, as well as treating a number of social problems, most notably the unemployment and the corruption.
El Kady explained that technical education attracts great interest from the Egyptian state, as it is the engine of development. That is why the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, as well as universities and applied academies, seek to develop visions, mechanisms and plans to meet the needs of the labor market and provide real job opportunities for graduates and provide them with the necessary skills after graduation.
3 Axes of the state plan for technical education
Ashraf El Kady, refers to 3 main axes of the Egyptian state's strategy for technical education, and they are:
The first axis: the expansion of the applied technology schools in cooperation with the private sector. There is a plan to build 100 schools over 10 years, in order to prepare students for the labor market during the study period. As well as choosing centers of excellence in industry or artistic works to serve as a university that includes all distinguished workers in that industry, as it works to link them to the profession and sets general rules for it.
The second axis: the establishment of a new body for the quality of technical education based on reviewing the curricula and selecting the best ones that are compatible with the recent requirements and the needs of the market according to international standards.
The third axis: the merge between the modern technological methods of learning and the sciences in their traditional forms, practically and theoretically, in order to ensure that the graduate receives education and training that qualifies him for the labor market.
The Academy is an educational revolution to restore the leading role of artistic professions and crafts that are threatened to be lost.
In the same context, Dr. Ashraf Zaky - President of the Academy of Arts - said that the Academy of Arts for Applied Technology represents one of the future pillars of the sustainable development in Egypt. It restores the pioneering role of skills, techniques and crafts that have almost disappeared, as well as accessing the artistic product and cultural industries to global competitiveness.
The academy serves the labor markets and keeps pace with economic changes with international quality standards.
Dr. Ashraf Zaky added that the academy is conducting a scientific and a practical training for the students to deal with the machines the equipment, as well as fine technical industries, in addition to the modern studies through curricula selected according to international educational quality indicators in order to meet the needs of the labor market and achieve the competition in the local and global labor market.
Easy enrollment conditions after the preparatory school diploma.
He added that one of the most important conditions for the admission to the Academy of Arts for Applied Technology is that the student has an artistic sense and a desire for creativity and learning. Also, the academy requires a grade in the preparatory certificate, as well as the low classes’ capacity. A contact with a number of investors in the field of cultural industries and specialized state institutions is established to ensure the employment of these graduates.