Join_IT 2018: Professional guidance meetings for kids have started!

Join_IT 2018: Professional guidance meetings for kids have started!

As part of the Join_IT project group - educational initiatives to promote IT among children and teens - the Association continues to organize a series of meetings of industry professionals with schoolchildren throughout the country.

Our goal is to convey to the young generation all the specifics of work in the IT-industry so that as many young people as possible will join the IT-community and connect their future with the latest technologies that are changing our world today.

This year, vocational guidance meetings are held not only with schoolchildren of major cities (Kyiv, Odessa, Poltava, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Zhytomyr, Konotop) but also in rural schools (Dmytrovka, New Petrovtsy, Veryvka, Pryshyb). Schools of small towns and villages have been given special attention because their students do not receive enough information on admission to the IT-specialty to universities.

To create an interesting and motivating educational process, the IT Ukraine Association attracts the best practicing lecturers and most proactive teachers who support the idea of a free knowledge-distribution among the people. We are assisted by the Ministry of Education and Science, state educational institutions and international IT-companies, whose experts are pleased to introduce children with all the intricacies of the programmer's work.

This year we have been joined by:

  • ISM Ukraine;
  • Svitla Systems;
  • Persollo Pty;
  • Ternopyl IT Cluster;
  • Konotop IT Cluster

At the moment, the meetings are already taking place and will continue until the end of May. Please note, that geography and list of project participants are supplemented.

If you want to join the initiative organizers team or act as a mentor, please contact Viktoria Zbirko, coordinator of educational projects on zbyrko@itukraine.org.ua or phone number +380 93 142 00 86.