12 projects and nearly 50 thousand involved participants! Together with partners from the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Education and Science, IT Ukraine Association summed up 5 years of joint work in the field of IT education. The results were presented during the IT Education Boost event.
On October 12, IT Ukraine Association, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine presented the results in IT education for the years 2015–2021. During this period, together with partners, the Association managed to implement 12 systemic educational projects involving 72 companies and over 48,600 participants.
Maksym Pochebut, VP on Educational Issues of the Association and Chief Learning Officer at Sigma Software, notes that the development of IT education is a priority for the Association.
Over the past 5 years, we have achieved significant changes in the development of IT education: we have involved all key stakeholders, implemented a number of educational projects and are working on reforming IT education together with the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Digital Transformation. We are convinced that for lasting changes in the field of IT education, the Association, as the largest specialized platform in Ukraine, must combine the efforts of business, government and educational institutions,– says Maksym Pochebut.
Maksym Pochebut, VP on Educational Issues of the Association and Chief Learning Officer at Sigma Software
The Association implements educational projects within the Education & CSR Community, the participants of which are representatives of 63 IT companies. Among these projects are the following:
- Educational conferences Synergy. IT Business & IT Education and IT Ukraine Education Summit;
- Internship program for teachers Teachers Internship;
- Educational social project VR-development on mine safety;
- Career guidance projects for children I want to join IT, Join IT, CODE Summer;
- Career guidance project for lawyers IT LAW;
- Online courses on IT professions basics You can do everything! The possibilities are endless!, Learn. Play. Work;
- Project to strengthen the interaction of the parties, namely educational Slack-platform of ITU & MES, Core Skills Project.
Among these projects, the Association cooperates with the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Education and Science in the framework of the largest educational conference Synergy. IT Business & IT Education, IT Ukraine Education Summit, career guidance project for children Join IT, educational Slack-Platform of ITU & MES.
IT Ukraine Association is our constant partner. Only in the synergy of the state and business, we will be able to implement quality reform of IT education at all levels. Business is creating a demand for change for faster growth, and the state is creating the conditions for the same. Together, we have analyzed the current problems of Ukrainian IT education and identified priority initiatives for reform and are now working on its implementation,— said Oleksandr Borniakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for IT Development.
Artur Seletsky, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for Digital Development, Digital Transformation and Digitalization, stressed the importance of joint efforts of business and the Government in the development of IT education.
First of all, we have reviewed all the approaches to IT education that already exist today. This is important because the IT market is constantly moving and constantly changing. 5 years is a long enough time for something to change. And the synergy of business and the state will help to make these changes qualitatively and at all levels,– Artur Seletsky noted.
You can get acquainted with the presentation of the key educational achievements in IT education for the years 2015–2021 by following the link.
It is worth reminding that already today Ukrainian IT companies lack 50–60 thousand people, and this is subject to rapid annual market development by 20–30%. This means only one thing: companies are in dire need of qualified personnel who need to be trained and/or retrained if attracted from other industries. This is possible with close cooperation between business, government and educational institutions. Learn more about the work of Education & CSR Community, become a member of the Association and implement educational projects on a national scale with the largest educational business community in the country!