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ICT CAREER PROMOTION CAMPAIGN “CHOOSE A CAREER IN IT”
April 9, 2020
The campaign “Choose a Career in IT” developed and implemented by ATIC in partnership with six leading local companies in the field has currently reached around 1540 students from grades 10-12 from 25 different lyceums of Moldova from the North, South, and Central areas. The campaign will run between January – May 2020 and provides insights and guidance for choosing a job within the IT sector.
The campaign aims to communicate the benefits of embracing an IT career and provides students with the essential benchmarks regarding the opportunities and prospects of a career in IT, career directions, and institutions where IT studies can be pursued. During these information and career guidance sessions, students have the opportunity to talk with experienced IT professionals from ISD Moldova, Orange, Allied Testing, Development Aid, Pentalog, Salt Edge Moldova, M-Testing (ATIC Members) and learn valuable suggestions and tips from them.
So far, 45 institutions have registered to host a Career Orientation session at their facility. Registration continues as new institutions request to participate in the campaign. Students and teachers have both given positive feedback, as they have appreciated these sessions and found them useful and highly impactful in making future research about higher education choices easier. It also enabled a great way for students to interact with specialists from the IT domain, which has been beneficial in the rural areas of Moldova since this type of activity is typically difficult to acquire.
As the campaign had planned to run through May 2020 its aim was to visit 100 educational institutions and to reach approximately 6,000 students about their future career and higher education options in Moldova, mainly in the ICT industry.
However, since March 11th, regretfully this initiative has been interrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The sessions in schools will resume once the restrictions are lifted.
Impact: Out of 45 registered educational institutions to host a Career Orientation session at their facility, 25 lyceums have already hosted information sessions, while the rest have postponed for Autumn 2020.
The ICT Career Orientation sessions have been organized by ATIC, the implementing partner of the USAID and Sweden Government-funded Tekwill Project and the support of UN Women through the “Enabling Women in Tech” Project.