Professional Computer Education: Software Development, Digital Graphics and Design, Networks and Cybersecurity

Professional Education differs from conventional computer courses. In 2.5 years, students gain a solid theoretical basis and strong practical skills in a chosen specialty. Using professional tools, hands-on practice in cutting-edge projects with top-notch instructors, many students find they are ready to start working before graduation. There are 3 directions of courses: Software Development, Digital Graphics, and Design, Networks and Cybersecurity. IT STEP Computer Academy aims to support 18,542 students by end of 2020. It is expected that young women will include 35% of all students

This commitment is part of:

Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth

Entity

IT STEP Academy Private sector

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Partners

  • Open International University of Human Development

    Private sector

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • Baku State Vocational Training Center for Industry and Innovations

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

description

Students are educated in facilities of IT STEP Computer Academy by industry professionals in order to be employed after 2.5 years of education on middle positions in companies on software development on Java or C, web development, database management, game development, mobile app developer on Android, web designer, illustrator, digital photographer, interior designer, search engine optimization, 3D-modeler, 3D-animator, video editor, sound processing, network administrator, computer system engineer, network architect, cybersecurity specialist. IT STEP Computer Academy offers soft skills training, open day events with industry professionals, the final presentation of projects attended by industry representatives, STEP Career Centre long-life support. IT STEP Computer Academy educate students in skills that are demanded by companies of new industries.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 18,542 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    Students are trained on new 21st Century professions in areas of software development, digital design, network administration and cybersecurity

    BY: Jan 2020
  • 6,490 young people benefitted from employment services, including job search assistance, job fairs and career counselling

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    Match students with relevant skills to vacancies on a job market.

    BY: Jan 2020

Start

10-Nov-2017

End

09-Nov-2020

18,542

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young women
  • Young men

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