IT Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science re-signed a memorandum
The Memorandum of Cooperation was re-signed on November 18 by Constantine Vasuk, Executive Director of the IT Ukraine Association, and Artur Seletsky, Deputy Minister of Education for Digital Transformation. The reason for this was the strengthening of cooperation between the parties in the form of a number of educational projects, especially relevant in quarantine in the context of the digitalization of education. The first memorandum was signed in 2018.
Artur Seletsky, Deputy Minister of Education for Digital Transformation, notes:
The use of digital technologies has become especially relevant in a pandemic when many processes have moved online. That is why it was decided to re-sign a memorandum with the Association "IT Ukraine" and thus begin a new phase of our cooperation.
During 2018 - 2020, the Association "IT Ukraine" and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine implemented the following projects:
- Summer programming school CODE Summer School, which was attended by 130 children from 9 cities, villages and towns of Ukraine;
- Free online course "Learn. Play. Work”, created by the game development company Ubisoft Ukraine, the Association “IT Ukraine” and the online education studio EdEra;
- Join IT is an all-Ukrainian career guidance project designed to involve young people in the field of information technology.
Constantine Vasuk, Executive Director of the Association "IT Ukraine", points out:
Intensive development of the IT sphere in Ukraine, which we have seen in recent years, largely depends on our qualified IT professionals. Year after year, we are strengthening the human resources potential of Ukrainian IT specialists, making efforts to develop specialized education. That is why our partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is a strategic step that will allow businesses to cooperate with the state for the development of Ukrainian IT education and the implementation of joint projects.
One of the first results of the re-signing of the memorandum was that in November 2020 the slack-platform for effective cooperation between the member companies of the Association and the Ministry of Education and Science within the framework of potential joint projects began its work. It is worth noting that this is the first platform for rapid interaction between the relevant Ministry and the Association.