IT scholarships for young people in Balti and Cahul regions

  • Date: 16/03/20
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Two projects are together launching scholarships for IT training programmes in the Balti and Cahul regions of Moldova.

In order to extend development opportunities in the regions and to create the premises for connecting human capital with local IT companies, the Tekwill Project (funded by USAID and Sweden) in partnership with the Optim project (funded by the Swiss Cooperation Office) are launching the IT Grants Programme.

The programme offers web development training and will run from April to July 2020. The courses will last for 4 months for the Cahul region and 3 months for the Balti region. 

Web development involves building, creating and maintaining websites. Broadly speaking, it includes design, content publishing, programming and data management. 

The courses will be held at the Polytechnic College of Balti and the ‘Iulia Hashdeu’ College in Cahul, and will be delivered by experienced mentors, according to specially designed training programmes and adjusted to current industry standards. In order to ensure the maximum performances within the programme and to confirm the participants’ commitment, the scholarships will cover 70% of the training cost, and beneficiaries will make a symbolic contribution of 1500 MDL.

Applicants must be over 17, have completed high school/special education, andbe strongly motivated in the field of IT.

The deadline for registration is March 23, 4pm.

Interested candidates are invited to complete the application form:

– For the Cahul region –  

– For the Balti region –

The IT sector has experienced impressive growth in Moldova over the last ten years. However, Moldova’s economic development remains focused on Chisinau, and almost all successful IT companies are located in the capital. According to the results of a recent study, there are currently 26 IT companies (188 employees) in the Balti region, 6 companies (16 employees) in Cahul and 8 companies (12 employees) in Comrat. Local companies face an acute shortage of human resources, this constraint significantly limiting their growth and the possibility of strengthening their competitiveness.

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