Following discussions and negotiations with representatives of the private sector in the Republic of Moldova and internationally, as well as representatives of international non-governmental organizations, Tekwill explored the possibility of expanding educational programs to prepare skilled labor according to international standards. Thus, Tekwill has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with StrategEast, USA, the founder of the IT HUB educational center.
As a result, Tekwill launches the “Better employment opportunities” Program that enables knowledge transfer, international exchange of experience and best practices, contributing to the training of junior specialists in the field of ICT. Eligible participants, evaluated and selected by StrategEast will benefit from an individual mentoring program from highly qualified instructors from EPAM Systems and other global IT companies. Each student enrolled into this program will get trained in one of the following areas: Frontend Development, Java, ASP.NET, Android, Software Testing. Only 20 applicants will participate in the first faze of this program. Once they graduate the participants will be able to receive job offers for remote employment within the international IT companies.
Eligible candidates for the program are:
- students of the last year of studies from IT specialties;
- persons with a knowledge of English B1 level or higher;
- persons with basic knowledge in programming and / or software testing;
- persons ready to contribute 20% of the full cost of studies.
Eligible candidates are invited to submit their profiles here.
StrategEast is a registered 501(c)3 organization based in the United States with the regional offices in Ukraine and Georgia and has the mission to reinforce the values of the rule of law and private property protection in Eurasian and Baltic countries through the transition from natural‑resource‑based to knowledge-driven economies. StrategEasts’ work is focused on the 14 countries that proclaimed or restored their independence after the collapse of the USSR: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
StrategEast IT HUB – The main goal of IT HUB is to facilitate the development of the IT industry in Eurasian countries by increasing the number of qualified personnel in the IT field, creating high paying jobs, expanding the capabilities of technological entrepreneurship, attracting foreign direct investment, and exporting IT services. The IT HUB was launched jointly by StrategEast and the leading American engineering company EPAM Systems. The Program’s strategy is to create new skills within an enabling sector that will drive high-value employment growth, investment, and increased revenues/sales. The creation of an IT HUB through the impetus of StrategEast and its global knowledge partner EPAM Systems will provide an initial mechanism to achieve this goal.
EPAM Systems is a US company based in Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States. The company has its roots from South Eastern Europe and now has established offices across 30 countries worldwide. EPAM specializes in product development, digital platform engineering, and digital and product design and was named to Forbes’ 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017. Furthermore, EPAM was named as one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2019, 2020.
The “Better Employment Opportunities” Program is initiated within the Workforce Development Program of the TEKWILL project, in partnership with StrategEast, USA, implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies from Moldova, with the support of development partners United States Agency for International Development and Sweden.