Modern IT Education in Ukraine

European Education Initiatives Project

The European Education Initiatives project has been underway in Ukraine since January 2016. The project is aimed at developing IT education and integrating the best global practices into the system of IT specialist training. The purpose of the project is to provide everyone who wishes to receive quality modern education in the area of Information Technology with an opportunity to do so, help IT specialists to be competitive and ensure their employment.

Through the European Education Initiatives project, young people will be able to acquire IT professions that are popular and in demand by companies:

  • C # .NET Developer;
  • JAVA Developer;
  • Frontend Developer;
  • Full stack Developer (Frontend + Backend);
  • Game Developer;
  • PHP Developer.

Detailed information on the European Education Initiatives project.

Programmes of Cooperation with Higher Education Institutions

  • Giving grants and scholarships to students pursuing IT professions;
  • Professional certification and testing of students for compliance with IT standards – IT companies' requirements for IT specialists;
  • Integration of certified Information Technology training centres into the training process of educational institutions;
  • Financial support from IT companies to higher education institutions who are project partners;
  • Employment of the graduates. Opportunities for students and applicants:
  • Compensation by IT companies of up to 70% of the tuition fee for studying IT technology at certified training centres;
  • Receipt of a grant for studying modern IT technology at certified training centres;
  • Testing of one's competence before an interview at an IT company;
  • Professional certification of IT specialists which is confirmed by relevant diplomas and certificates.

Certified Information Technology courses and training centres in which IT companies compensate up to 70% of the tuition fee

CyberBionic Systematics Training Centre

Webcamp training centre

ITVDN online training service

Successful experience of the European Education Initiatives project integration into higher education institutions

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is the first higher education institution where all the programmes of the European Education Initiatives project have been integrated successfully.

"We believe it is right to divide education into fundamental, which is delivered through Universities, and professional, which is commercial and provided by specialized and authorized Information Technology training centres. We have already integrated this approach into our curricula and we can see positive effects," commented Oleksii Bychkov, Head of the Chair of Programming and Computer Engineering of T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv on 23 February 2016 during the European Education Initiatives forum.

More information on the project and participation in it as well as the updated list of certified educational institutions and other information should be clarified at the Secretariat of the Competitiveness Council (UCC) –, tel. 068 979-53-35, Contact person – Stanislav Didenko, UCC Executive Director.

For reference

European Education Initiatives is a joint project of UCC, of leading IT companies and Commercial Information Technology training centres, which is being implemented with the support of and in partnership with the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Committee for Science And Education, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. UCC is an All-Ukrainian non-government organization which has, since 2012, united companies operating in the area of information and communication technology, commercial information and communication technology training centres, higher education institutions and representatives of government authorities to form competitive national information and communication technology (ICT) industry.