The Jordan Computer Society (JCS) was funded in 1984 as a professional, non-profit association for individuals and corporations working the Information Technology and Telecommunication Sector. It is considered the first of its kind across both the Middle East region as well as the wider Arab World, specialized in this field.
JCS Objectives and Goals:
- Advance the level of working professionals in the computing field
- Increase the level of technological and scientific knowledge of professionals in the field, as well as promoting more camaraderie between sector workers. In addition, the JCS works on the betterment of the conditions for computer workers and promotes their goals
- Raise awareness of the importance of information in the modern world and the role of IT companies in managing the information through expos, forums, academic courses, publishing publications, encouraging Arabic research in the field, and the translation of relevant foreign sources
- Assist in the planning and development of curricula relevant to the field, as well as provide training to workers in the sector. In addition, work on improving the quality of work strategies employed by IT sector professionals
- Define the roles of different specializations within the field, using scientific and technical criteria
- Cooperate with the relevant regional and international bodies, in order to define acceptable standards for the sector
- Attract experienced and accomplished national professionals in the field, in order to utilize their experience in benefiting the local sector
- Form committees that cover the different areas of IT
- Establish and strengthen the bonds of cooperation with similar Arab and International associations Arab through the exchange of publications, visits, and attending scientific seminars
- Work to facilitate the relationship between members and official government departments
- Work on improving the economic, social, and professional conditions of members
To implement these objectives, the successive administrative bodies formed committees, composed of General Assembly members and chaired by a member of the Administrative Assembly. Examples of said committees include:
- The Cultural Committee
- Social Committee
- Membership Committee
- Sector Development Committee
- Investment Committee
- Exhibitions and Conferences Committee
- Women's Committee
Members in the Advising Committee of the Program to Employ Graduates in information and communications technology sector as well as members in the Committee for the implementation of the project Members of the Advising Committee for directing higher education.
Promoted and contributed to the decision to make computers exempt of customs duties.
Completed a Laboratory equipped with the latest hardware and made it available for use in training members.
Representation within the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Jordan Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO).
Jordan Computer Society is an active member of the different councils of information technology colleges, among both public and private universities
Members of the committee of cooperation with the Customs Department.
Cooperation with and representation in Amman’s Chamber of Commerce, Jordan’s Chamber of Commerce, as well as Amman’s Chamber of Industry.
Development and improvement of human capital in the ICT sector.
Organizing development courses for members in technical and professional skills.
Organizing an annual ICT exhibit for the Middle East Region. The exhibit includes a conference featuring talks by leading experts in the field locally, regionally, and internationally. Also includes a competition for the best graduation projects in the field of ICT, where the projects are judged by experienced university professors and the winning projects are awarded prizes and distinctions.
Providing discounted health insurance rates to members.
Work on making the Society the certified reference on all matters relating to the sector in the eyes of the government and all its institutions.