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‘Project to introduce university students to opportunities in gaming industry’

By Mohammad Ghazal - Dec 13,2014 - Last updated at Dec 13,2014

AMMAN — The Jordan Gaming Task Force (JGTF) will start a programme next month to familiarise university student with opportunities in the digital gaming industry, according to JGTF Chairman Nour Khrais. 

The programme, which will be implemented in cooperation with several universities across the Kingdom, entails holding training courses and road shows about existing companies and start-ups, as well as skills needed in developing applications and digital games, Khrais said over the phone on Saturday. 

“By early January, we will start the programme with a view to covering all Jordanian universities,” he added. 

The programme also includes cooperating with universities to develop their curricula to provide students with skills needed in the sector, Khrais noted. 

“The more awareness and training are provided for university students, the more opportunities they can create and seize, especially since demand on apps and digital games is on the rise in Jordan and the region.”

According to Khrais, there are some 14 companies working in the field. 

Jordan is one of the major players in the field of digital game development, he said. 

Also starting January, the JGTF will expand the coverage of its App Challenge to include more schools. 

Under the contest, experts train and mentor schoolchildren on how to develop digital games. 

Developers of the best apps are awarded.

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