Dear Partners and Friends,
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) has launched the National Youth, Technology, and Jobs (YTJ) project. The YTJ project aims to improve digitally-enabled income opportunities and expand digitized government services in Jordan through interventions that address specific opportunities and constraints in the supply and demand sides of the economy. The project duration is five years.
Youth, Technology and Jobs (YTJ) project’s main goals are:
- Digital upskilling of 30k Youth in Jordan
- Developing the Digital Skills Curricula for G7-12 at Public Schools
- Establishing 5 Tech Hubs for Underserved Communities
- Digitization of payments
- Acceleration of government digital transformation
- At least, double the growth rate of jobs created in the digital economy of Jordan
- Supporting Jordanian companies’ expansion & growth through various incentives (GrowJO program)
- Incentivizing international companies to expand in Jordan
- Adoption and growth of the GIG Economy
A crucial part of the YTJ project is to support and encourage the growth of the digital business sector through access to GrowJO incentives which support local and international market growth through business development, utilize business development intermediaries, and foster the adoption and growth of the gig economy, through access to grants.
Recently MoDEE launched the first of our GrowJO incentive series; GrowJO (Talent), which will support the expansion of digital and digitally-enabled firms in Jordan by subsidizing up to 50% of salaries for new employees during the first six months.
Further details on the incentive and application process can be found via grow.jo