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:
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) – http://itcompete.org/, tel. 068 979-53-35, firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact person – Stanislav Didenko, UCC Executive Director.
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.