A memorandum on the development of Moldova’s education system based on digital skills in response to the COVID-19 crisis was signed on 22 July by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, the National Association of Information Technology and Communications Companies and the Tekwill ICT Training and Innovation Centre.
The Memorandum of Understanding on the ‘Development of digital skills, IT and STEM throughout life’ provides for the development of digital teaching aids and equipment for the introduction of digital education at all levels of school.
The document also involves training teachers in the adoption and promotion of information technologies, as well as ensuring the quality and relevance of ICT skills for professional activity in a digital economy, by harmonising ICT education in Moldova with current labour market requirements.
“Technology and innovation are the future. These are terms that have penetrated the most diverse areas of society, from business to sports, from education and health to a wide range of services. It is well known that skilled labour is the key to business creation and development, and Moldovan IT companies face a shortage of skilled staff to meet the demands and challenges of the IT business environment. In this sense, innovative educational solutions are needed, but with a fast impact, which address both the quality of human capital and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, as challenges for digital innovation and successful IT business,” said the Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Sergiu Railean.
The ICT sector is making significant progress in Moldova: 2,145 companies with over 27,000 employees work in the IT sector, which has a share of GDP of about 7%.