National Association of Private ICT Companies and USAID CEED II Project have presented the Agenda for Action "ICT Education in Moldova: meeting the industry needs". The event took place on Friday, June 22, 2012, in the meeting hall of the Government building.
The Agenda for Action was developed by a group of local and international experts in collaboration with ATIC, Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, with the support of USAID CEED II Project and broad participation of the educational institutions. The document articulates the solutions and measures that would allow to eliminate the deficit of qualified professionals that ICT industry is currently facing and which represents a major impediment to the sustainable development of the sector.
The event gathered the main stakeholders: deputy ministers of ICT and of Education, representatives of the academia and the private sector to discuss the following steps to improve the education in the ICT field.
Mr. Sergiu Botezatu, Project Manager, U.S. Agency for International Development, mentioned that ICT sector has huge potential, but the shortage of qualified specialists is impeding its growth.
Mrs. Dona Scola, Deputy Minister of Information Technology and Communications said: "ICT is the most productive area and increasing the contribution of this sector will generate growth in the entire economy".
”We have recognised we have a problem and now its the time to combine efforts and work together to solve it” mentioned Mr. Nicolae Godiac, Delivery Unit Manager Endava Moldova, ATIC Board member.
The experts presented their recommendations for the adjustment of the educational system to the market demands and for the further strengthening of the cooperation between ICT companies and educational institutions.
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