In September 2013, Fursati Liltamayyoz Program was launched under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, to complement JEI’s faith in bridging the gap between education outcomes and the labor market demand, hence improving the life and career prospects of youth and their role to build the future of Jordan, this is done in partnership with both public and private sectors.

Fursaty Liltamayouz is an internship program that targets 165 ICT university graduates, who are placed in 176 JEI schools which implement JEI educational model. The program places each intern in one of the 176-targeted schools for eight months, acting as JEI’s arm in implementing its educational model at different levels according to the school’s need. During this period, the interns are provided with comprehensive soft and practical technical training packages, coupled with a structured mentorship support system, followed by a 4-month, on-the-job training in partner organizations. Throughout the internship period, the intern is required to engage in volunteering and community integration activities; During which they integrate ICT acquired skills, reaching a total of 30,000 people in different communities within Jordan. Other components of the program include career counseling, bringing industry experts into the classroom, and revision of select curricula in partner universities.

The program is implemented within the targeted schools throughout nine governorates in Jordan; Amman, Balqa, Zarqa, Mafraq, Ajloun, Jerash, Tafelah, Karak, Ma’an and Aqaba governorates, whereby the interns are selected from the same community.

Program Phases

Throughout the interns’ training, a practical, hands-on approach is applied so that the learning process is enriched beyond a theoretical overview of the various skills and ethics required at the work place. Therefore, interns learn the needed skills through the various phases of their internship, which is designed to coincide with the academic school cycles. The phases for a one year school cycle are as follows:

Phase One

Starting Up

In order to get acquainted with JEI’s objectives and projects, and to easily engage with the school environment, selected candidates are enrolled in a program orientation session, in addition to soft skills training and preliminary technical training.

Phase Two

Interns at Schools for the First Semester

Interns join JEI related schools as the change agents that work on activating the integration of technology in education, and creating a change in the local community, signifying the importance of technology in shaping a better future for the coming generation through community service and volunteerism.

Phase Three

Specialized Technical Training

In an attempt to enhance interns’ technical skills and to gain exposure to the latest technologies needed by the job market, interns join specialized technical training courses with JEI partners to build capacity in their areas of interest.

Phase Four

Interns at Schools for the Second Semester

Disseminating knowledge and good practices is one of the important outcomes which are aspired to be achieved through this program. Once interns are back to schools in the second semester, they resume their duties by transferring the knowledge gained during the capacity building period to the students and local community by developing projects that meet the needs of the beneficiaries.

Phase Five

On-job Training

During this phase the intern is to harness all the knowledge gained and reflect it in a real work environment. Four months of real internship should allow the intern to gain the needed practical experience, and to develop skills that better prepare him/her to the job market.

Mentorship

One of the most vital parts of the program is mentorship, which effectively completes the intern’s journey by providing guidance and support from experienced and successful mentors in their field.