As part of the project, 200 children are trained in start-ups and technology entrepreneurship, classes are held in the form of seminars and workshops, meetings and business games.
The goal of the project is to prepare IT specialists in the field of web programming.
“This project will allow creating a personnel reserve of IT specialists in the region, particularly in the field of web programming. The implementation of the project solves the issues of employment, the development of the IT community, the development of technological entrepreneurship and enhances the skills of existing specialists. This project also covers socially vulnerable segments of the population and one can say with confidence that it solves a number of social problems. Importantly, the project addresses the issue of socialization for the children of the Atameken Children's Village, the prevention of the dependency mood of the poor and marginalized youth, ”said the Acting Head of the Digital Technologies Management of Kyzylorda region Yulia Tremasova.
It should be noted that the priority of this project was the creation of the frontend user interface. It is this category of specialists that is most in demand in matters of employment. Also within the framework of the project, great attention is paid to training in technology entrepreneurship, the organization of start-ups and business tools.
According to the organizers, the course program is designed so that the graduate is fully prepared to work with real projects that are offered by IT employers in Kazakhstan.
According to the organizers, the participants have already been introduced to the web layout: the structure of the HTML document, basic concepts, a lot of theory, studied the basic styling options, learned how to work with forms, learned the basic units of measurement and positioning mechanics, learned what selectors are and how work with them and become familiar with some of the advanced features of CSS. Next, they will learn about the development of games and mobile applications, about creating their Telegram bot, about VR / AR technologies, about agile development and how to create a super team for a startup.
Representatives of such companies as Mail.ru, Tinkoff, Bugart Games, Yandex, Chocofamily, Doctor.kz, Kazdream.kz, Kompra, CTgram take part in the meetings.
In the process of implementing this project, each expert involved, a speaker, an investor and a business owner will identify a listener to accompany him as a mentor and reserves the opportunity to provide internships in the organization and further employment.
The project is designed for 6 months (from March to September 2019), including online training, questioning and selection of participants, seminars, workshops, meetings and games of the business model. 200 participants among 437 applications at the age of 14–35 from among members of socially unprotected families, students, schoolchildren and self-employed were selected.
Training in the project is free.
The “IT Echelon” project is being implemented by the KSU “Center for Information Technologies” under the Management of Digital Technologies of the Akimat of Kyzylorda region.