Lviv IT Cluster is not only about the improvement of the tech industry, but also about continuous brainstorming, relevant project selection, and implementation. The association pays great attention to education. Lviv IT Cluster has already modernized or launched from scratch 14 Bachelor’s degree programs in local universities that allow students to get the tech skills that are required by the market needs.
Lviv IT Cluster member companies are actively involved in the association’s educational projects. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen their brand awareness and be in contact with students who might want to join their companies in the future. Companies’ current employees can also develop new skills by becoming mentors or teaching a specific course at a degree program. Thanks to the active support of Lviv IT Cluster member companies and partners, the association is about to launch three new Bachelor’s degree programs at local universities: two at Lviv Polytechnic National University and one at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
- Bachelor’s Program in IT Sales Management
Igor Luzhanskyi, founder of Chatbots.Studio, shared his thoughts about the program: “Fortunately, we have a strong engineering school in the country, which allows us to do great projects, but we still need to work on our client relations and sales skills. For me, as the IT company owner, this was one of the primary reasons to initiate a degree program that would train high-quality specialists in IT sales. During the curriculum development, it was crucial to me that students acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and I am glad that we have managed to create this kind of program with our great team.”
Educational and professional program in LPNU: ІТ Sales Management
- Bachelor’s Program in DevOps & Project Management
The Department of Information Systems and Networks of Lviv Polytechnic National University conducts students training in the specialty 126 Information Systems and Technologies. With both the department specialists’ support and cooperation with the Lviv IT Cluster, experts prepared Bachelor’s educational program DevOps& Project Management, which consists of two blocks, Management of IT projects/ Project Management» and Information systems integration/DevOps. The educational program stands out from others by combining training in basic mathematical subjects and courses in modern information systems and technologies, carried out by highly qualified professors and representatives from the leading IT companies.
Oksana Tomyak, Business Analyst at Perfectial shares: “IT project management has many nuances and features that require specific knowledge, and still most project managers in the industry are self-taught. To solve this problem, we decided to develop a comprehensive program combining in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The program is interesting because it is based on the experience and knowledge of professional managers. This program is made for those who plan not only to become a developer but also to reach new horizons and manage IT projects.”
Educational and professional program in LPNU: DevOps & Project Management
- Bachelor’s Program in Electronics and Computer Systems
“Around the globe, the electronics industry is keeping pace with the software one. In Ukraine, we have low investment requirements, therefore, the software industry has developed much faster. Still, similarly to the rest of the world, we experience a shortage of engineers who can develop and design electronic devices and systems. In the West, this specialty is traditionally called electrical engineering, here – electronics. Our goal was to create a program curriculum that could compete with similar programs at MIT and Stanford,” comments Volodymyr Bigday, Infineon Technologies Principal Engineer.
Faculty of Electronics and Computer Technologies in Ivan Franko National University in Lviv