The National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) celebrates 15 years of activity. In its 15 years of existence, ATIC has contributed to promoting the development of the ICT sector in the Republic of Moldova, which currently has a share of 7% of the national Gross Domestic Product and has become the umbrella association for 80 companies and 9,000 employees. ATIC was created with the aim of growing the IT and communications market, improving the technical skills of the workforce, protecting investments in the field and participating directly in the decision-making and regulatory process at national and international level.
The successes registered in 15 years of activity show that ATIC has strengthened the sector’s vision, become the most successful industry association, with a positive reputation and a significant contribution to the development of the ICT sector but also a reliable partner for the Government and external donors.
During 15 years of activity, ATIC has implemented initiatives aimed at growing the IT market in the Republic of Moldova. And projects related to cultivating technical skills among students, promoting IT careers and preparing the workforce according to market requirements, have always been one of ATIC’s priorities. The projects carried out contributed to the development and cultivation of the skills required on the labour market, and during the 108 initiatives for the development of the labour force, more than 200 thousand hours of specialized courses were taught.
One of the most representative projects of ATIC is the Center of Excellence “Tekwill” – a hub where people connect to ideas, resources, and science, to develop together the ICT sector. Since its creation and until now, TEKWILL, has attracted funds of over 14 million dollars, has hosted 865 thousand hours of training, with over 400 thousand beneficiaries, of which 43.4% are girls and women.
After 15 years, we got here. However, we want to grow and expand digital technologies across the country.