Grant window 2:
Because there are no existing commercial IT training providers catering to graduates and private sector companies in the West Bank and Gaza, the seed grant’s objective will be to de-risk, encourage, and enable the establishment of new IT training services providers in West Bank and Gaza. Service providers could include, for example, bootcamp providers and training institutions established internationally that already have a validated business model and a global track record of getting trainees employed by local and international companies. This window will support international services providers to open office in West Bank and Gaza or establish partnerships with local Palestinian companies to develop sustainable business models. Partnership might include initially a service contract with an international service provider with clear engagement role in the partnerships support in providing quality training services, tested curriculum material, full time trainers, knowledge transfer mechanisms for the local partner and train of trainers. The goal is to provide upskilling and certification in specialized technical skills, practical training, soft skills, and creative thinking for IT graduates in areas of high demand, based on a sustainable commercial model.
The New IT training service providers’ seed grant will support service providers with resources to test and validate a business model that is financially sustainable and ensures that trainees gain employment. The funding will support:
Note*: Achieving 75% percent of the agreed target for employment (point 1& 2) will entitle the applicant to get a full reimbursement of the remaining 10% percentage/training costs. Achieving less than 75% will be calculated based on the actual percentage scored.