SEC, Microsoft use summer program to teach youth computer programming

A summer training program for young adults, sponsored by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Microsoft, is teaching youth participants how to build websites and utilize the tools of cloud computing. 

The goal of the program is to help the children develop skills over the summer and to better their communities.

There are 150 students in the program, which was organized by the employees of the sponsor companies. Employees were allowed to enroll their children and their children’s friends. The tech class started at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

The summer program was developed for boys and girls ages 10 to 17, Engineer Yahya Abdul Rahman, head of the telecommunications and information technology sector at (SEC), said. Rahman explained the program focuses on cloud computing and programming, creating websites, as well as learning and utilizing programming codes for game programming. The company has chosen the Executive Center for Developing Leaders in Riyadh to train the females in the class, and the boys will be instructed by Microsoft Arabia company.

“The program is one of many SEC initiatives launched within the community responsibility programs, which aims to increase the technological and scientific knowledge among Saudi young men and women, especially in the latest software and technology field to enable them to build better future,” Dina Karim, the CEO of the Executive Center for Developing Leaders, said.

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