About the project
Lviv IT Cluster Academy is a new project within which Lviv IT Cluster, together with IT specialists, will update the curricula in vocational schools. As soon as in September 2021, the first updated program for the profession of “Information Processing and Software Operator” will start at Lviv’s vocational school №29.
There are currently 19 vocational schools in Lviv with 8,362 students. The vocational school №29 is attended by students who begin studies after the 9th grade of regular school, gaining more practical knowledge for three years. They can continue their studies at the university or immediately start working in the profession. Lviv IT Cluster will update study programs related to the tech industry in such educational institutions.
Lviv IT Cluster has been engaged in systemic changes in education since 2016. Today, within our initiative, 15 updated bachelor’s programs are available at four universities in Lviv. We decided to use our experience of cooperation with IT companies and educational institutions to change the level of vocational education. We have started a workgroup of IT professionals, managers, and teachers whose task is to modernize the existing curriculum. We also aim to deepen cooperation between vocational education institutions and companies, involving students in practical classes and internships at tech companies in Lviv.