Jordan – Software development training equips youth with the skills needed for the labour market of the future

Young people in Jordan need jobs to be able to support themselves. The challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it even more difficult for youth to enter the labour market.

The Qudra 2 programme supports young people to develop the skills that local employers are looking for by offering demand-driven vocational and technical skills training that improves their access to employment opportunities.

Supported by the Qudra 2 programme, our local partner Luminus Education provides intensive courses in software development in two different levels for 650 Jordanian and Syrian youth.

The courses offer students hands-on software development experience in full-stack JavaScript and Python and beginner-level HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to meet the continuously evolving technology needs across sectors.

This initiative aims to provide job opportunities for youth across Jordan. Outreach efforts focus on the governorates of Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Madaba and Mafraq to help build youths’ capacities and skills and link them to available job opportunities. So far, 470 young people have completed their software development courses.