September 23, 2013

By: Dennis Mbuvi

Source: allAfrica

Youth unemployment is put at 28.3 percent in the Middle East, 23.7 percent in North Africa and 18 percent in Europe. The unemployment rates have been hinted as being responsible for unrest in some of the countries. SAP is looking to tackle both unemployment and to grow its market share in a number of countries through training of young people.

SAP Senior Vice President, Ecosystems and Channels in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Luis Murguia says that SAP’s has programmes such as the Skills for Africa program in Africa, which looks to train 4,000 people annually.

In Kenya, SAP are already working with Techno Brain in what Murguia describes as a university for IT skills. The reason SAP is not growing in the Middle East region is because there were few people capable of implementing SAP, hence the training. In Turkey, SAP is working with 14 universities.

The SVP further revealed that of 17,000 people that has been trained by SAP, with 73 percent of them finding jobs afterwards.

Read the original article on allAfrica.

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