Canon enhances IT skills of UAE youth

July 15, 2014 - 2:03:46 am
Visitors at the camp.

Doha: Canon Middle East, a world leader in imaging solutions, is supporting the International Computer Driving Licence programme (ICDL) Summer Camp for the fifth consecutive year to mark an ongoing commitment with the organisation to enhancing IT skills and social responsibility amongst youth in the UAE and across the region. 

The ICDL Summer Camps is taking place from June 29 to August 28 at universities across the UAE are being supported or organised by the ICDL GCC Foundation to spread digital competency and cyber safety through recreational activities hosted by Canon and other partners. ICDL GCC Foundation works under the umbrella of ICDL Arabia, the governing body and the certification authority of the International Computer Driving Licence programme in the GCC, Iraq and Egypt.

About 1,700 students across all seven emirates of the UAE will have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops on topics related to Wi-Fi and connectivity showcased in Canon cameras and printers and photography booths will feature the technologically advanced Powershot N100. 

Participating universities include Abu Dhabi University, Higher Colleges of Technology CERT and UAE University in both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, the National Academy for Research and Development in Dubai, camp locations in Sharjah and all northern emirates which will be operated by the National Institute for Vocational Education – KHDA.

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