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Overcoming the loss of jobs caused by the ongoing conflict, more than 2,000 Ukrainians have found comfort and empowerment in the IT Generation program, an educational project launched by Binance in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
147 graduates have secured IT-related jobs from the IT Generation project in Ukraine, a technology scholarship program supported by @BinanceBCF.
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Launched in June 2022, the project sought to address unemployment by providing scholarships for technology education, enabling individuals to focus their career paths towards the IT industry.
Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Oleksandr Borniakov, expressed his commitment to continue efforts to help talented Ukrainians build a successful career path in the promising technology industry:
“The IT generation is one of the flagship projects of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, as the development of education for the future economic and technological growth of our country is crucial.”
Binance Charity supported the program with a donation of 1 million USDT. Using its BNB Chain and Binance Pay technology, the initiative distributed scholarship funds to students upon course registration.
Well-known programs such as the USAID Program for the Competitive Economy of Ukraine and the UNDP project on the digitization of public services in Ukraine have also supported this initiative. The project’s aim to support digital literacy and the adoption of new technologies gained significant traction, thanks to these affiliations:
The project ended in July 2023, after nine months of operation. In the following three weeks, an impressive 147 graduates had already found work in the IT sector.
Olga Kornieieva, an English teacher turned IT researcher at Forte Group, learned the skills to move into the IT sector, saying, “immersing yourself in the fascinating world of IT and learning directly from experienced professionals was a truly rewarding experience. […] which enabled me to move into the IT sector and work in my desired field.”
Another person whose success story demonstrates the ethos of the program is Oleksandra Dorokhova, a former financial specialist who now works as a marketing analyst.
During her nine weeks, she was introduced “to essential tools that I could integrate into my work as a marketing analyst. My participation in the program has empowered me to better engage with clients, efficiently manage my schedule, and contribute more effectively to the success of my team.”
Out of 2,000 students, 1,877 completed the program and 147 Ukrainians – so far – have successfully transitioned into the IT sector.