By Boris Overyanov
Epam Systems (an HTP company resident) has joined the VEU Sourcing Company in initiating the project. The latter is a distributor of professional educational courses and SkillSoft is a world leader in electronic educational programmes. This collaboration will help organise new distance-learning courses for students and specialists in Belarus. “We need to enhance the qualifications of our specialists, to fulfil complex IT projects,” notes Alexander Martinkevich, Deputy Director of the HTP’s Administration. He notes that the project is also important for school education. “Schoolchildren can sometimes lack a common language with their teachers. This project will enable us to remove distance, while enhancing teachers’ skills,” explains Mr. Martinkevich.
As part of the project, free software access is being given to 1,920 users from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics and Minsk City Institute of Education Development. Students, listeners and teachers can master new programmes free of charge this year.
Mr. Martinkevich stresses that the programme includes business projects, as well as educational, while training project managers and other specialists for the domestic IT branch.