As a part of Graduate Internship and Employment Programme 100 university graduates are being sponsored by Microsoft Jordan. The programme was launched in May 2009 by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT), the Ministry of Labor (MoL), USAID's Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ), and sector associations that include int@j and Jordan Computer Society. Free trianing courses are being provided by Microsoft to help develop the IT skills of graduates hired under the Program and better prepare them for their careers in the IT industry.
The Government is supporting graduates find suitable employment within the private sector, subsidising 50% of each student's salary during the first 12 months of their employment and 25% during the subsequent six months employment period. Every graduate hired under the Program also receives a two-week soft skills training course. Microsoft's contribution to the Program will further expand the skills developed by the recruits.