Registration for the third edition of the National IT Training Program for Women has begun. Go ahead and register!

To support gender equality and women’s professional realization in IT sector in the Republic of Moldova, the third edition of the National IT Training Program for Women was launched. This year, about 200 participants who aspire to a successful career in an innovative and booming field – information technology, are expected to attend the courses. The program is implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) with the financial support of Sweden and UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) under the ‘Empowering Women in IT’ Project.

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

National IT Training Program for Women and Girls, previous edition

Participants of the third edition will have the opportunity to choose to opt for one of three study directions: Front-End Development, Software Testing, Digital Skills. They will have access to the entire library as soon as they register on the Codifun platform, this allowing them to organise their day and set their learning time individually. The study program was designed based on the Microlearning method, which involves15 minutes of maximum concentration on the study material and making frequent use of the concept of Edutainment, which allows the acquired knowledge testing in a playful way.

Dominika Stojanoska, UN Women Moldova Country Representative: ‘The IT field became more accessible for anyone interested in gaining new skills, regardless of gender. We advocate for gender equality and women's empowerment, for the recognition of their value and talent, their contribution to building an inclusive, competitive and dynamic digital society. The major interest in the program in previous editions reconfirms that women want to explore IT more and gain skills in this field. The courses will help girls and women get a job more easily and progress in their professional life, in competitive sectors of the national economy’.

The program is open to girls and women across the country, especially to those from the rural area, ethnic groups and/or other vulnerable groups. The courses will be held online and can be accessed for free.

Ana Chirita, Strategic Projects Director at ATIC: ‘The IT sector is a dynamic and captivating one, as evidenced by the over 2,000 candidates who have submitted their applications for participation in the program in the last two years. We are very pleased with our participants’ achievements, which prove the huge impact of the program. For example, 20 women of the 2018 edition managed to get a job in the field of information technology, even before graduating. We wish success to all participants this year!’.

The IT field is an interesting one and can pave the way to success if you make the necessary efforts, the graduates of the previous program editions told us. In addition, their experience was a successful one. That's because they were able to study from any location and at convenient times, without detriment to their daily activities.

Catalina Hasnas, graduate of the Front-End Developer course: ‘From the very beginning of the courses, I realized that IT fits me like a glove, especially since I had the opportunity to set my own learning schedule. After graduation, I continued to learn Java Script and discovered the React library, which I really like. Front-End Developer in React – this is what I want for myself in the future’.

Elena Turcan, graduate of the Digital Skills course: ‘I was interested in learning about data security, given the fact that at work I deal with confidential documents, contracts, negotiations on a daily basis. Now, I am trying to pass on the knowledge I gained, for example, to use the Slack or Trello platforms at work more often. All the knowledge gained has a practical utility. I want to create an Instagram page on adoption of homeless animals.’

After the online courses, practical workshops will be held, during which the participants will continue their training, being guided by experienced mentors. After finishing the three-month intensive program, the participants will have the knowledge and skills needed to work as a Front End Developer, Software Tester, or use the acquired digital skills in the workplace.

To participate in the program, interested persons are asked to complete the registration form by 1 October 2020 by accessing this website.

The National IT Training Program for girls and women is implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) with the financial support of Sweden and UN Women under the ‘Empowering Women in IT’ Project.