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IBM commits to skill 30 million people globally by 2030 jobs of tomorrow by 2030 . To achieve this goal , IBM is announcing a clear roadmap with more than 170 new academic and industry partnerships . The effort will leverage IBM ’ s existing programmes and career building platforms to expand access to education and indemand technical roles .

“ Talent is everywhere ; training opportunities are not ,” said Arvind Krishna , Chairman and CEO , IBM . “ This is why we must take big and bold steps to expand access to digital skills and employment opportunities so that more people – regardless of their background – can take advantage of the digital economy . Today , IBM commits to providing 30 million people with new skills by 2030 .”
According to the World Economic Forum , closing the global skills gap could add US $ 11.5 trillion to global GDP by 2028 , but education and training systems would need to keep pace with market demands .
Arvind Krishna , Chairman and CEO , IBM

IBM has unveiled a groundbreaking commitment and global plan to provide 30 million people of all ages with new skills needed for the

“ In today ’ s world , digital skills on emerging technologies are growing in demand and are key to driving innovation and economic growth for nations . The need to upskill and reskill the workforce is getting more critical than ever ,” said Hossam Seif El-Din , General Manager , IBM Middle East and Pakistan .

Mobily signs agreement with Ericsson to recycle old electronic devices in KSA

wider pledge to act towards successfully achieving the Saudi Vision 2030 sustainability goals to safeguard the environment for future generations .
Eng . Alaa Malki , Chief Technology Officer , represented Mobily in signing the agreement during GITEX Technology Week 2021 , while Ericsson was represented by Ekow Nelson , Vice President , Ericsson Middle East and Africa . Mobily will join the Ericsson Product Take- Back Programme in accordance with the agreement to improve customer convenience and recycle discarded electronic devices for safe and responsible disposal .
L – R : Eng . Alaa Malki , CTO , Mobily and Ekow Nelson , Vice President , Ericsson MEA at the signing ceremony at GITEX 2021

Mobily has announced an agreement with Ericsson to recycle expired and discarded electronic devices in ways that contribute to preserving the environment . The partnership forms part of Mobily ’ s

Malki said : “ Mobily decided to cooperate with Ericsson ’ s Product Take-Back Programme due to the importance of preserving the environment and the convenience and ease it provides for customers in terms of disposal procedures for their electronic devices . The programme has a proven track record of success in safe disposal of electronic waste and reducing the environmental impact of expired electrical equipment .”
He added : “ This agreement will contribute to educating the public and concerned parties about the importance of safe and correct disposal of electronic waste .” p
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