Mindware signs Memorandum of Understanding with Faculté de Gestion et de Management – USJ in Lebanon
MoU adds another esteemed university to Mindware Academy partnership network
Mindware has expanded its learning partnership network with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Faculté de Gestion et de Management – USJ in Lebanon. The collaboration adds another leading university to Mindware Academy’s portfolio, fostering education, innovation and working towards bridging the skills’ gap in the region. The agreement was signed for Mindware by Toni Azzi, Vice President – Africa, Qatar & Levant.
Mindware Academy was launched in February 2023 in the UAE as an initiative designed to develop young talent and help combat the challenge of IT skills shortage in the Middle East. “More MoU’s have been signed with educational establishments and the first successful alumni of the programme are being placed in employment” said a Mindware spokesperson. “A student from the first Mindware Academy cohort was recently offered a permanent role at Mindware and is now part of the Solutions team.”
The Academy project is the brainchild of Philippe Jarre, CEO of Mindware, who believes that in a dynamic, ever-evolving tech industry, the minds of tomorrow need to be equipped to take on all its challenges. He advocates that there is no better way than to invest and train students in real world scenarios with practical experience that gives them the tools they need to be able to make a positive impact in the industry.
When the Academy project launched in February, Philippe Jarre talked about his hopes for the initiative: “We are excited to launch Mindware Academy and provide opportunities for the next generation of talent to learn and grow with our company. We believe this program will be beneficial for both, the interns as well as our organization, and we look forward to seeing the impact it will have. There is a skills gap in the region and this program aims to bridge that gap by providing young talent with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience.”
Mindware, a leading IT distributor in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, takes pride in offering top-quality global brands to over 5,000 partners with legal entities in 13 countries. With a rich history dating back to 1991 and headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Mindware’s unwavering commitment spans over three decades, empowering businesses with cutting-edge IT solutions and fostering digital transformation. Mindware’s comprehensive offering encompasses a selection of leading brands in infrastructure, networking, security, and storage. As part of its Value-Added Distribution (VAD) methodology, Mindware goes the extra mile to provide supplementary value-added services to its reselling partners including pre-sales consultancy, implementation services, local technical support, marketing enablement tools, and multiple channel-enabling programs. Supported by strategically positioned logistic centres in key locations, Mindware ensures seamless distribution across all channels, efficiently catering to the needs of its esteemed partners and customers.