IT Future is an educational initiative of the Lviv IT Cluster that introduces students to the tech industry. The main goal of IT Future is to promote IT among youth. We tell schoolchildren about the subtleties of working in the tech industry and about the institutions where they can get a quality tech education. The project encourages students to plan their future and take steps toward it. IT Future is an investment in young people that will move Ukraine towards technological leadership.
IT Future Conf is the largest tech conference for high school students that introduces students to the prospects in the field of technology and helps them choose a profession. This is a unique opportunity to hear from leading tech experts and learn about the specifics of working in the industry, as well as about educational institutions for receiving a quality education. The conference helps students understand whether they like the tech industry and then choose a specialization.
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For the first time, the conference was held in a hybrid format and during two days, experts delivered 10 fascinating lectures on the most popular IT trends. A ninth-grader who has been successfully combining his studies and work as a Full Stack Developer for two years now also shared his experience.
IT Future Conf 2022 is the first career guidance conference about the tech industry for high school students and computer science teachers. It was held online. The conference speakers were top industry representatives who spoke about the prospects of the industry and the secrets of building a successful career in tech.
The project’s goal is to update computer science lessons in schools, as they are the first introduction to the tech world for children. Industry experts will supplement the Ministry of Education and Science curriculum with practice and actualize information.
The training will focus on practical tasks – new programs, tools, and programming languages that will help students in grades 7-9 fully immerse themselves in the world of tech. The students will be able to use the knowledge gained not only when applying to universities, but also to create projects for the benefit of society or participate in simple freelance projects. The initiative has already involved 50 schools from all over Ukraine.
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Teachers are involved in IT Future Conf to update and expand their knowledge of the tech industry. Also, as part of the ‘Updated Informatics — IT-studios’ project, teachers exchange experiences and communicate with representatives of the tech industry.
Students can get tech education after 9th grade at a vocational school as part of the VO-Tech School project, and after 11th grade, they can get a high-quality technical education at one of 19 bachelor’s programs at Lviv universities. Learn more about the IT Expert project page.