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IT workforce shortage – How we approach the issue and come up with solutions

How we attract young people to the sector with the highest salaries

Almost 2000 young people who want to make a career in IT participated in the biggest professional orientation event – “IT Career Expo 2022”.

Young people, including students, who want retraining had the opportunity to interact with over 20 IT companies in Chisinau and learn, from the first source, about job offers in this sector. Many of them found a job, even though they are still students, and the others managed to get internships in international companies.

“IT Career Expo 2022” was organized within “Tekwill Academy”, with the financial support of the United Nations Development Program in Moldova, through the program “Acceleration of digital transformation in the public sector of the Republic of Moldova” and of the participating companies.

The event generated a great impact on social media, and the website was accessed by thousands of visitors.

Practical workshops, orientation sessions for young IT enthusiasts

Corina Toma, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Code Factory, part of Software Mind: “Thanks to the “IT Career Expo”, a long-awaited and well-organized event by Tekwill Academy, we had the opportunity to meet more than 1000 diligent, capable and willing people to create a successful career in IT. More than that, we consider ourselves lucky to be able to support all those who are looking for opportunities in IT, through organized internships, interesting positions and amazing benefits that we offer.”

This year, visitors had 16 practical workshops (double compared to previous years), on the topics of software development, quality assurance, software architecture, career guidance, cloud technologies, programming languages, etc. The workshops were taught by specialists who are passionate about what they do, so those present had the opportunity to learn about new technologies and discover IT professions from a different perspective.

Elena Donici, Development and Talent Management Coordinator, Orange Systems: “The charm of the “IT Career Expo” event is that every year it brings together IT companies, experts in the field, recruiters, young people and future IT specialists. At this edition, the Orange Systems team managed to create connections with over 500 of the event’s visitors, just in the expo area. At the workshops delivered by our colleagues, the number of participants was practically double, and we were happy to see the interest of young people not only for job offers, but also to learn from the best.”

Recruiters’ rush for IT specialists

There were also professional orientation sessions, where participants were able to interact directly with programmers, engineers and human resources specialists. Young people learned about job and internship offers prepared by local and international companies, were guided how to analyze vacancies on job sites and what are the steps to follow when submitting a CV for a job.

Alina Scutaru, Recruitment Manager at ISD Moldova: “We are glad that the “IT Career Expo” has already become a beautiful tradition, but also a perfect opportunity to get to know the dynamic community it gathers. This year, we were pleasantly surprised to see a larger number of participants compared to past editions. The event was interactive and dynamic and allowed us to chat with talented young people who want a career in IT. We hope to see many of them on our team soon.”

Olesea Pihtari, Head of HR Department, Allied Testing,, We had the great pleasure of participating in an extraordinary event, with formidable organizers and participants. We are loyal partners of ICT Career Day and every year we take with us a bag of candidates interested in the IT field and in our vacant positions, this year we also put a lot of effort into promoting our company and supplementing our CV database new and creative. A big thank you for the superb organization and see you again at other events and joint projects with Tekwill.”

“IT Career Expo 2022” took place with the support of partners interested in the development of the IT sector: the United Nations Development Program in Moldova, through the program “Acceleration of digital transformation in the public sector of the Republic of Moldova” and external partners USAID Moldova, Sweden and companies /participating organizations:

Orange Systems, Allied Testing Moldova, Stefanini, Cegeka, Codefactory part of Software Mind, Pentalog, Coherent Solutions, ISD Moldova, EBS Integrator, Amdaris, MAIB, Noction, GovPredict Remote, Moldtelecom, BackStage IT, Gilat Satellite Networks MDC, Moldcell, Technosoft , Salt Edge, Grid Dynamics, ATIC, Moldova Innovation Technology Park, Digi Talents, Paynet.

“IT Career Expo” is the biggest career guidance event organized by “Tekwill Academy”. It is a program whose mission is to meet the high demand for IT specialists and to help create new opportunities for workforce development in this field. It also facilitates the integration of new professionals into the labor market, depending on their individual talents and the needs of employers.

About “Tekwill Academy”

The local community recognizes Tekwill Academy as a trusted training program for IT beginners and experts. Since 2017, it has successfully organized and launched 110 workshops, meet-ups and webinars for 7154 beneficiaries. It also organized 106 courses for 1712 students. To build training programs and connect talented young graduates with employers, Tekwill Academy actively cooperates with local IT companies. The IT community that Tekwill Academy builds serves as a solid starting point for all enthusiasts.


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