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Jordan, February 26, 2020
Orange Jordan celebrates graduation of Coding Academy students

AMMAN — Orange Jordan on Wednesday celebrated the graduation of the first group of Orange Coding Academy students who have received training to help them join the labour market, according to a company statement.

The ceremony, held at the Cultural Palace in Amman, was attended by Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Muthana Gharaibeh, Chief Commissioner of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Ghazi Jbour, and Orange Jordan’s CEO Thierry Marigny.

Addressing the attendees, Marigny congratulated the 46 graduates, voicing hope that their “intensive” training would pave the way for a fresh start in their professional lives.

The academy’s students received training in coding languages and personal development courses, followed by a one-month internship in local ICT companies.

The Coding Academy serves Orange Jordan’s belief in the “Training for Employment concept”, Marigny said, noting that 70 per cent of the academy’s students have got jobs before completing their internships, marking a milestone in the journey of, both, Orange’s Coding Academy and its students.

The academy is the first of its kind in the Middle East that was established by Orange Group, in partnership with Simplon.Co, following the footsteps of Orange’s coding academies in Senegal and France, he indicated.

Marigny said the academy will welcome the second batch of students soon, expecting strong competition between applicants who seek educational opportunity in this “distinguished” academy.