The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine has launched a new IT Generation project. The project is launched in a partnership with Binance and the Lviv IT Cluster. This initiative is taken to help Ukrainians get the tech profession for free. There are currently more than 10 million internally displaced people in Ukraine, and IT remains one of the few industries that continues to operate and develop steadily. Despite the full-scale war, Ukrainian IT companies maintain their capacity, fulfill contracts, and therefore need skilled workers.
The program will last for 2-6 months for Ukrainian citizens aged 21 to 60 without a formal education and experience in the IT field. The recommended level of English language proficiency is B1 (intermediate).
Program Members will have the opportunity to study:
The main goal of IT Generation is to help talented Ukrainians find themselves in one of the most promising tech areas and develop the Ukrainian economy for the victory and successful future of our country.
“IT Generation is a big and important project for Ukrainians and our economy. It will provide free quality education for thousands of our citizens to get a job in IT. We can solve a number of staffing problems for tech companies which will allow the industry to grow faster. The IT Generation project will create new career paths for people who lost their jobs due to the war,” says Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
“Education is one of the main directions of the Lviv IT Cluster. We’ve been improving the quality of higher education in Lviv since 2016, and we already have thousands of students and hundreds of employed graduates. Therefore, we know how to produce positive results for both job switchers and the IT industry. For us, the IT Generation is a way to support those who have been particularly affected by the war and help them learn a new profession. In addition, it is another important initiative that will support the IT industry of Ukraine,” says Ivan Babichuk, Lviv IT Cluster Supervisory Board Chairman.
The project is supported by the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine Program and the Digital, Inclusive, Affordable: Supporting the Digitization of Public Services in Ukraine Project.
Ministry of Digital Transformation
The Ministry of Digital Transformation was established in September 2019. Its goal is to turn Ukraine into a digital state. Key project of the Ministry of Digital Transformation is the Diia ecosystem, consisting of a mobile application, portal and other services. Within Diia, the Ministry launched the world’s first digital passport, which is a complete analogue of the usual, a faster business registration, a comprehensive service for parents YeMalyatko and many other services. Another important project – Diia.City – a unique legal and tax space for IT companies. After a full-scale Russian invasion, the Ministry launched the world’s first digital war against the aggressor.
Binance is the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and provider of cryptocurrency infrastructure with a range of financial products, including the largest digital asset exchange. The Binance platform, trusted by millions of people around the world, aims to help users gain the freedom to make money. It offers a unique portfolio of cryptocurrency products and opportunities. These include trade and finance, education, research, charity, investment and incubation, decentralization and infrastructure solutions, and more. For more information, visit Binance.com.
Lviv IT Cluster
Lviv IT Cluster is the largest IT community in Ukraine, with more than 220 technical companies. For 10 years, the Cluster has been launching and implementing projects to develop specialized education, support startups, infrastructure development of the city and provide comfortable living conditions and doing business in the city. Following Russia’s full-scale offensive, a number of projects have emerged in the Cluster that help the Armed Forces, strengthen the security and defense capabilities of the Lviv region, and support temporarily displaced persons.
USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine Program
The USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine (USAID CEP) program supports startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to increase their competitiveness in Ukraine’s domestic and international markets, helps build a simplified and transparent business climate, and provides Ukrainian companies opportunities to take advantage of international trade.
Project “Digital, inclusive, affordable: support for digitalization of public services in Ukraine”