SoftServe, one of Ukraine`s biggest IT companies, announced SoftServe partnership with Universities program expansion. It`s goal is to make education more aligned with actual business needs, help universities prepare students, ready for market needs and real work. For many years, SoftServe has been working with universities and students to help make technological education more applied and relevant to current IT business needs. SoftServe partnership with Universities is designed to deepen this cooperation and accelerate transformation of IT education in Ukraine.
“In the IT industry it feels the most explicitly how quickly time flies. Programming languages and technological solutions are transforming constantly, at the intersection of existing technologies new ones evolve. For instance, DevOps and System Integration are new tendencies, that we had no clue about 10 years ago. It`s hard for business to adjust to it, let alone education. Those graduates that come to work at SoftServe have a very strong theoretical background, and we help them get the hang of project management, teamwork, etc., which is equally essential to start a career successfully. In order to unite these two aspects of preparation we suggest universities partnering up. As IT education transformation will significantly strengthen the IT industry, which foundation is qualified professionals”, states Andriy Pereymybida, Talent Acceleration Center Director at SoftServe.
Universities or professors individually can apply to SoftServe partnership with Universities. The company is willing to assist program Members in the following areas:
- Developing new educational programs and updating the new ones;
- The company`s experts cooperation with university professors;
- Tech intensive courses for professors;
- Crash courses and internships for students.
Within the program SoftServe has hold I-TECH TEACHERS conference – two-day intensive course for university professors in IT disciplines. The event, held in Lviv, gathered over 70 professors from different universities of Ukraine. Top management and leading tech specialists of the company held a range of workshops and presentations in order to help them take a deep dive into reality of the IT industry, understand circumstances, IT companies work in, and consequently challenges, that apprentices face with.
Taras Kytsmey, cofounder and Board of directors member at SoftServe stated within his presentation at I-TECH TEACHERS conference: “Each change brings both opportunities and threats. We are to choose which side to take. We prefer opportunities. So we encourage universities to keep up to date, use all the opportunities in order to provide students with the most relevant knowledge”.